Ontario reports 409 new COVID-19 cases, including 4 in Peterborough

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

Cars lined up at the drive-through COVID-19 testing centre at Eastgate Memorial Park in Peterborough on September 22, 2020, when 460 people were tested. (Photo: Peterborough Regional Health Centre / Twitter)
Cars lined up at the drive-through COVID-19 testing centre at Eastgate Memorial Park in Peterborough on September 22, 2020, when 460 people were tested. (Photo: Peterborough Regional Health Centre / Twitter)

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario climbed past 400 again today, including 4 new cases in Peterborough.

Most of today’s 409 cases are in Toronto (151), Peel (46), Ottawa (82), York (34), and Waterloo (26), with smaller increases in Middlesex-London (12), Durham (12), Halton (11), Hamilton (7), and Brant (6). The remaining 24 public health units are reporting 5 or fewer cases, with 14 reporting no new cases.

Of today’s new cases, 63% are among people under the age of 40. There is 1 new death, and no change in hospitalizations. The backlog of tests under investigation has increased by 5,761 to 53,840.

There are 31 new cases to report in Ontario’s publicly funded schools, including 24 student cases, 3 staff cases, and 4 cases among people who are unidentified. There are 3 new cases in licensed child care settings, including 2 child cases and 1 staff case.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 4 new cases to report in Peterborough; 2 existing cases have been resolved, leaving 9 active cases. Reports are unavailable today for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, and Prince Edward and Hastings counties. However, as of September 23, there were 7 active cases in Northumberland. None of the new cases in schools or child care settings are in the Kawarthas region.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 116 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (105 resolved with 2 deaths), 178 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (159 resolved with 32 deaths), 43 in Northumberland County (35 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 48,496 confirmed cases, an increase of 409 from yesterday, with 41,886 (86.4% of all cases) resolved, an increase of 286. There have been 2,836 deaths, an increase of 1 from yesterday, with 1,829 deaths reported in long-term care homes, a decrease of 1 from yesterday. A total of 3,680,614 tests have been completed, an increase of 30,634 from yesterday, with 53,840 tests under investigation, an increase of 5,761 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: 116 (increase of 4)
Active cases: 9 (increase of 2)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 105 (increase of 2)
Total tests completed: Over 28,000 (increase of 200)
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. These numbers are from September 23.

Confirmed positive: 236, including 178 in Kawartha Lakes, 43 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: 209, including 159 in Kawartha Lakes, 35 in Northumberland, 15 in Haliburton (increase of 1 in Northumberland)
Active cases: 7 in Northumberland (increase of 1)
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 23.

Confirmed positive: 52 (no change)
Active cases: 0 (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: 47 (no change)
Total tests completed: 32,413 (increase of 1,234)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 48,496 (increase of 409)
Resolved: 41,886 (increase of 286, 86.4% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 88 (no change)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 27 (increase of 3)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 11 (increase of 2)
Deaths: 2,836 (increase of 1)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,829 (decrease of 1)
Total tests completed: 3,680,614 (increase of 30,634)*
Tests under investigation: 53,840 (increase of 5,761)

*Due to a technical issue, this number is incomplete. Missed volumes will be included in tomorrow’s report.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from August 24 - September 23, 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 24 – September 23, 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 24 - September 23, 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 24 – September 23, 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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