Ontario exceeds 400 new COVID-19 cases for first time since early June, with 1 new case in Northumberland

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

A COVID-19 test being conducted in a laboratory. (Stock photo)

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

Today, Ontario is reporting 401 new COVID-19 cases — the highest daily increase since June 6th when 415 cases were reported. Most of the new cases are in Toronto (130), Peel (82), Ottawa (61), and York (40) with smaller increases in Halton (19), Middlesex-London (12), Simcoe Muskoka (10), Waterloo (9), and Durham (8). The remaining 25 public health units in Ontario are reporting five or fewer cases, with 15 reporting no new cases.

Of the new cases, 67% are among people under the age of 40. There have been 5 new hospitalizations and no new deaths. There are 11 new cases reported in Ontario schools (5 students, no staff, and 6 unidentified individuals) and 4 new cases (1 child and 3 staff) in licensed child care settings.

With Ontario completing 35,826 tests yesterday, the backlog of tests being investigated has now climbed to 40,443. Due to the increased demand for testing, Peterborough Public Health is now urging people to hold off being tested if they do not have COVID-19 symptoms, have not travelled, and have not been in contact with a confirmed case.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, 1 new case is being reported in Northumberland. There are no new cases to report in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, or Prince Edward and Hastings counties.

There are 6 active cases in Peterborough and 6 active cases in Northumberland. There are no active cases in Kawartha Lakes or Haliburton. All 5 active cases in Prince Edward and Hastings counties are now resolved.

None of the new cases reported in Ontario schools and child care centres are in the greater Kawarthas region.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 111 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (103 resolved with 2 deaths), 178 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (159 resolved with 32 deaths), 41 in Northumberland County (34 resolved with 1 death), 15 in Haliburton County (15 resolved with no deaths), and 52 in Hastings County and Prince Edward County (47 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Northumberland on September 8.

Province-wide, there have been 46,077 confirmed cases, an increase of 401 from yesterday, with 40,600 (88.1% of all cases) resolved, an increase of 176. There have been 2,825 deaths (no change from yesterday), with 1,824 deaths reported in long-term care homes (no change from yesterday). A total of 3,469,523 tests have been completed, an increase of 35,826 from yesterday, with 40,443 tests under investigation, an increase of 2,819 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: 111 (no change)
Active cases: 6 (no change)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 103 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 27,000 (increase of 150)
Institutional outbreaks: Fairhaven (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: 234, including 178 in Kawartha Lakes, 41 in Northumberland, 15 in Haliburton (increase of 1 in Northumberland)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 15 (no change)
Deaths: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 208, including 159 in Kawartha Lakes, 34 in Northumberland, 15 in Haliburton (no change)
Active cases: 6 (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.

Confirmed positive: 52 (no change)
Active cases: 0 (decrease of 5)
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: 47 (increase of 5)
Total tests completed: 28,894 (increase of 1,574)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 46,077 (increase of 401)
Resolved: 40,600 (increase of 176, 88.1% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 58 (increase of 5)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 20 (decrease of 1)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 10 (decrease of 2)
Deaths: 2,825 (no change)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,824 (no change)
Total tests completed: 3,469,523 (increase of 35,826)
Tests under investigation: 40,443 (increase of 2,819)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from August 18 - September 17, 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 18 – September 17, 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 18 - September 17, 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 18 – September 17, 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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