Ontario reports 148 new COVID-19 cases, highest daily increase since July 23

No new cases to report in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, or Prince Edward and Hastings counties

A laboratory worker completes a COVID-19 test

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

Ontario is reporting 148 new cases of COVID-19 today, the highest daily increase since July 23. Most of the new cases are in Toronto (41), Peel (32), Ottawa (20), Windsor-Essex (19), Waterloo (7), York (7), and Durham (7). The remaining 27 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 reporting no new cases.

More than a third of the new cases are among people between 20 and 39 years of age, with 26 per cent among those between 40 and 59 years of age and 20 per cent among those 19 and younger.

In the greater Kawarthas region, there are no new cases to report today in Peterborough. While the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health do not issue reports on weekends, Ontario data show no new cases today in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, or Prince Edwards and Hastings counties.

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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), 32 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 42,083 confirmed cases, an increase of 148 from yesterday’s report, with 38,126 (90.6% of all cases) resolved, an increase of 103 from yesterday. There have been 2,809 deaths, with 1,814 deaths reported in long-term care homes (no change from yesterday). A total of 2,916,275 tests have been completed, an increase of 32,106 from yesterday, with 29,491 tests under investigation, a decrease of 1,021.

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 (no change)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 98 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 24,650 (increase of 150)
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. These numbers are from August 28.

Confirmed positive: 224, including 177 in Kawartha Lakes, 32 in Northumberland, 15 in Haliburton (increase of 1, in Northumberland)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 15 (increase of 1)*
Deaths: 32 (no change)
Resolved: 204, including 158 in Kawartha Lakes, 31 in Northumberland, 15 in Haliburton (no change)
Institutional outbreaks: Campbellford Memorial Multicare Lodge (increase of 1)*

*An outbreak was declared August 26 after one symptomatic resident tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has been admitted to Campbellford Memorial Hospital and is isolated. The health unit is continuing to work with staff from the facility and hospital to conduct case and contact tracing.

 

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. These numbers are from August 28.

Confirmed positive: 49 (no change)
Active cases: 5 ((no change)
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 623)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 42,083 (increase of 148)
Resolved: 38,126 (increase of 103, 90.6% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 51 (decrease of 10)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 17 (decrease of 1)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 5 (increase of 7)
Deaths: 2,809 (no change)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,814 (no change)
Total tests completed: 2,916,275 (increase of 32,106)
Tests under investigation: 29,491 (decrease of 1,021)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from July 29 - August 28, 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 29 – August 28, 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 29 - August 28, 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 29 – August 28, 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.