1 new COVID-19 death reported in Northumberland, 4 new cases in Prince Edward and Hastings counties

Cases continue to climb in Ontario's large urban centres, with 190 new cases reported yesterday and 185 reported today

A laboratory worker completes a COVID-19 test

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

Today, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reported the death of a Northumberland County resident related to COVID-19. The health unit states the individual passed away with COVID-19 listed as the cause of death.

“While we have not seen a high number of COVID-19 cases in Northumberland, this person’s unfortunate passing is a reminder that we cannot become complacent about this virus,” says medical officer of health Dr. Lynn Noseworthy. “It is still in our community and it poses a threat to all of us, especially our older and more vulnerable residents.”

This is first death in the greater Kawarthas region since May 7, when a death was reported by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

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Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has reported 4 new cases in Prince Edward and Hastings counties since the last report on September 4. Two of the new cases resulted from travel, 1 from close contact, and the cause of transmission of 1 case is pending. Two of the cases were confirmed on September 4, 1 on September 5, and 1 on September 8. There are now five active cases in Prince Edward and Hastings counties.

There are no new cases to report in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, or Haliburton. An additional case in Peterborough has been resolved, leaving 2 active cases. One case in each of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland has been resolved, leaving 4 active cases, including 2 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland. The outbreak at Campbellford Memorial Multicare Lodge was declared over on September 8. This outbreak was declared on August 26 after one symptomatic resident tested positive for COVID-19 during enhanced surveillance testing.

In Ontario, 190 new cases were reported for September 6 and 185 new cases were reported for September 7, with cases continuing to climb in large urban centres. Today, the majority of the new cases are in Toronto (48), Peel (42), Ottawa (37), York (19), and Waterloo (6). The remaining 28 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases.

Over the past two days, almost two-thirds of the new cases have been people 39 years of age or younger, with 46% among people ages 20 to 39 and 16% among people under the age of 19. The percentage of cases that are resolved has dropped from a high of 90.8% in August to 90% today.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 106 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (102 resolved with 2 deaths), 179 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (158 resolved with 32 deaths), 35 in Northumberland County (32 resolved with 1 death), 15 in Haliburton County (15 resolved with no deaths), and 53 in Hastings County and Prince Edward County (43 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported on September 8 by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

Province-wide, there have been 43,536 confirmed cases, an increase of 185 from yesterday, with 38,958 (90% of all cases) resolved, an increase of 119. There have been 2,813 deaths (no change from yesterday) with 1,817 deaths reported in long-term care homes (no change from yesterday). A total of 3,171,062 tests have been completed, an increase of 20,929 from yesterday, with 8,357 tests under investigation, a decrease of 2,183.

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: 106 (no change)
Active cases: 2 (increase of 1)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 102 (increase of 1)
Total tests completed: Over 25,750 (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. However, the health unit has provided a report for Tuesday, September 8.

Confirmed positive: 229, including 179 in Kawartha Lakes, 35 in Northumberland, 15 in Haliburton (increase of 1, in Northumberland)*
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 15 (no change)
Deaths: 33 (increase of 1)
Resolved: 205, including 158 in Kawartha Lakes, 32 in Northumberland, 15 in Haliburton (increase of 1, in Northumberland)
Active cases: 4, including 2 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland (decrease of 2, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland)
Institutional outbreaks: None (decrease of 1)**

*One case has been removed from Kawartha Lakes, as it was transferred to another health unit.

**The outbreak at Campbellford Memorial Multicare Lodge was declared over on September 8. This outbreak was declared on August 26 after one symptomatic resident tested positive for COVID-19 during enhanced surveillance testing.

 

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. However, the health unit has provided a report for Tuesday, September 8.

Confirmed positive: 53 (increase of 4)
Active cases: 5 (increase of 1)
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: 43 (increase of 3)
Total tests completed: 24,827 (increase of 1,416)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

September 6 (reported September 8)

Confirmed positive: 43,351 (increase of 190)
Resolved: 39,077 (increase of 119, 90.1% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 55 (increase of 3)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 18 (increase of 3)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 8 (decrease of 1)
Deaths: 2,813 (no change)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,817 (no change)
Total tests completed: 3,150,133 (increase of 23,725)
Tests under investigation: 10,540 (decrease of 7,158)

September 7 (reported September 8)

Confirmed positive: 43,536 (increase of 185)
Resolved: 39,196 (increase of 119, 90% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 55 (increase of 3)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 18 (increase of 3)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 8 (decrease of 1)
Deaths: 2,813 (no change)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,817 (no change)
Total tests completed: 3,171,062 (increase of 20,929)
Tests under investigation: 8,357 (decrease of 2,183)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from August 8 - September 7, 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 August 8 – September 7, 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 August 8 - September 7, 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 August 8 – September 7, 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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