251 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario, including one in Peterborough

Reports unavailable for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, and Prince Edward and Hastings counties

Lab analysis of a nasal swab for COVID-19. (Stock photo)

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

Today, Ontario is reporting 251 new cases of COVID-19. The majority of the cases are in Toronto (73), Ottawa (51), Peel (42), and York (22), with additional cases in Waterloo (11), Simcoe Muskoka (8), Niagara (8), Durham (7), Middlesex-London (6), and Halton (6). The remaining 24 public health units in Ontario are reporting five or fewer cases, with 14 reporting no new cases.

There have also been 4 new deaths, all in long-term care homes. Over two-thirds of the new cases are among people under the age of 40, with 13% of the cases among those under 20.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, 1 new case is being reported in the Peterborough area, with an employee of Fairhaven long-term care facility testing positive for COVID-19 and Peterborough Public Health declaring an outbreak at the facility as a result. Reports are unavailable today for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, and Prince Edward and Hastings counties. There are no reported cases of COVID-19 in schools or child care centres in the greater Kawarthas.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 110 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (103 resolved with 2 deaths), 179 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (160 resolved with 32 deaths), 37 in Northumberland County (33 resolved with 1 death), 15 in Haliburton County (15 resolved with no deaths), and 52 in Hastings County and Prince Edward County (42 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Northumberland on September 8.

Province-wide, there have been 45,068 confirmed cases, an increase of 251 from yesterday, with 40,091 (89% of all cases) resolved, an increase of 117. There have been 2,820 deaths, an increase of 4 from yesterday, with 1,820 deaths reported in long-term care homes, an increase of 4. A total of 3,369,802 tests have been completed, an increase of 27,664 from yesterday, with 24,339 tests under investigation, an increase of 5,079 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: 110 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 5 (increase of 1)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 103 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 26,450 (increase of 150)
Institutional outbreaks: Fairhaven (increase of 1)*

*Peterborough Public Health has declared an outbreak at Fairhaven long-term care facility after a single employee tested positive for COVID-19.

 

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 September 14.

Confirmed positive: 231, including 179 in Kawartha Lakes, 37 in Northumberland, 15 in Haliburton (increase of 2, in Northumberland)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 15 (no change)
Deaths: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 208, including 160 in Kawartha Lakes, 33 in Northumberland, 15 in Haliburton (increase of 1, in Kawartha Lakes)
Active cases: 3 (decrease of 2 in Kawartha Lakes, increase of 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. These numbers are from September 14.

Confirmed positive: 52 (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: 42 (no change)
Total tests completed: 25,893 (no change)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 45,068 (increase of 251)
Resolved: 40,091 (increase of 117, 89% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 47 (no change)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 19 (increase of 2)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 11 (increase of 3)
Deaths: 2,820 (increase of 4)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,822 (increase of 4)
Total tests completed: 3,369,802 (increase of 27,664)
Tests under investigation: 24,339 (increase of 5,079)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from August 15 - September 14, 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 15 – September 14, 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 15 - September 14, 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 15 – September 14, 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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