Ontario reports 88 new COVID-19 cases, with 3 new cases in Hastings and Prince Edward counties

No new cases to report in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, or Haliburton

Public health nurse Simone Jackson wearing personal protective equipment as she prepares to open a swab to test a patient for COVID-19 in Peterborough Public Health's clinic. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Public Health)
Public health nurse Simone Jackson wearing personal protective equipment as she prepares to open a swab to test a patient for COVID-19 in Peterborough Public Health's clinic. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Public Health)

Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.

After eight straight days of increases of 100 or more, Ontario is reporting 88 new COVID-19 cases today. Most of the new cases are in Toronto (23), Peel (22), Ottawa (16), and York (7), with 7 cases reported by Southwestern Public Health. The remaining 29 of Ontario’s public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 20 reporting no new cases at all.

In the greater Kawarthas region, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has reported three new cases, with two cases on August 24 and one on August 25. All three cases are related to travel. There are now five active cases in Hastings and Prince Edward counties

There are no new cases to report today in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, or Haliburton. An additional case Peterborough has been resolved, as well as one case in Kawartha Lakes and one case in Northumberland (all active cases in Northumberland are now resolved).

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Since the pandemic began, there have been 103 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (98 resolved with 2 deaths), 177 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (158 resolved with 32 deaths), 31 in Northumberland County (31 resolved with no deaths), 15 in Haliburton County (15 resolved with no deaths), and 49 in Hastings County and Prince Edward County (39 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported on May 7 by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

Province-wide, there have been 41,695 confirmed cases, an increase of 88 from yesterday’s report, with 37,863 (90.8% of all cases) resolved, an increase of 115 from yesterday. There have been 2,802 deaths, an increase of 2 from yesterday, with 1,805 deaths reported in long-term care homes (no change from yesterday). A total of 2,823,721 tests have been completed, an increase of 21,960 from yesterday, with 20,716 tests under investigation, a decrease of 3,457 from yesterday.

This report is based on data supplied by the province’s integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), as well as any additional information supplied by health units. This information is at least 24 hours old, so it is not real-time data. Note that each health unit reports the information in a different way.

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Peterborough Public Health

Peterborough Public Health’s service area is the City and County of Peterborough and the Hiawatha and Curve Lake First Nations.

Confirmed positive: 103 (no change)
Active cases: 3 (decrease of 1)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 98 (increase of 1)
Total tests completed: Over 24,200 (increase of 100)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

 

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit’s service area is the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County, and Haliburton County.

The health unit provides reports on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Confirmed positive: 223, including 177 in Kawartha Lakes, 31 in Northumberland, 15 in Haliburton (increase of 1, in Northumberland)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 14 (no change)
Deaths: 32 (no change)
Resolved: 202, including 158 in Kawartha Lakes, 31 in Northumberland, 15 in Haliburton (increase of 2, 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

 

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health’s service area is Hastings County (including Bancroft) and Prince Edward County.

The health unit provides reports on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Confirmed positive: 49 (increase of 3)
Active cases: 5 (increase of 3)
Deaths: 5 (no change)
Hospitalized: 0 (no change)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 0 (no change)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 0 (no change)
Recovered: 39 (no change)
Total tests completed: 22,145 (increase of 691)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 41,695 (increase of 88)
Resolved: 37,863 (increase of 115, 90.8% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 43 (decrease of 4)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 15 (increase of 2)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 10 (no change)
Deaths: 2,802 (increase of 2)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,805 (no change)
Total tests completed: 2,823,721 (increase of 21,960)
Tests under investigation: 20,716 (increase of 3,457)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from July 26 - August 25, 2020. The red line is the number of new cases reported daily, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of new cases. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from July 26 – August 25, 2020. The red line is the number of new cases reported daily, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of new cases. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 tests completed in Ontario from July 26 - August 25, 2020. The red line is the number of tests completed daily, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of tests completed. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 tests completed in Ontario from July 26 – August 25, 2020. The red line is the number of tests completed daily, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of tests completed. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)

 

For more information about COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.

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