Ontario reports 653 new COVID-19 cases, including 2 new cases in Peterborough

Reports unavailable on weekends for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, and Hastings and Prince Edward 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.

Today, Ontario is reporting 653 new COVID-19 cases, with most in Toronto (284), Peel (104), Ottawa (97), and York (50), and smaller increases in Waterloo (18), Hamilton (16), Halton (12), Northwestern Health Unit (9), Simcoe Muskoka (9), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (8), and Durham (7). The remaining 23 public health units are reporting 5 or fewer cases, with only 8 reporting no cases at all.

Of today’s cases, 64% are among people under the age of 40. There have been 4 new deaths. Hospitalizations have decreased by 12, but 3 new patients have been admitted to ICUs and 2 new patients are on ventilators.

A record 46,254 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation increasing by 809 to a record high of 91,322.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 2 new cases to report today in Peterborough; however, 5 additional cases have also been resolved, leaving 10 active cases (a decrease of 3 from yesterday). Reports are unavailable on weekends for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, and Hastings and Prince Edward counties.

There are currently 23 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 10 in Peterborough, 6 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 4 in Kawartha Lakes, 1 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 128 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (116 resolved with 2 deaths), 182 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (159 resolved with 32 deaths), 43 in Northumberland County (41 resolved with 1 death), 17 in Haliburton County (15 resolved with no deaths), and 58 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (47 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Northumberland on September 8.

Province-wide, there have been 53,633 confirmed cases, an increase of 653 from yesterday, with 45,285 (84.4% of all cases) resolved, an increase of 435. There have been 2,968 deaths, an increase of 4 from yesterday plus 37 deaths for cases in the spring or summer that were not previously recorded. These additional 37 earlier deaths has also increased the number of deaths in long-term care homes to 1,948 (the number of new deaths since yesterday is not reported). A total of 4,049,458 tests have been completed, an increase of 46,254 from yesterday, with 91,322 tests under investigation, an increase of 809 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.

The health unit provides daily reports, including on weekends.

Confirmed positive: 128 (increase of 2)
Active cases: 10 (decrease of 3)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 116 (increase of 5)
Total tests completed: Over 29,300 as of October 1 (no change)*
Institutional outbreaks: Fairhaven (no change)

*The health unit expects to be able to provide an update on October 4 on the number of people tested.

 

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 from Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. These numbers are from October 2.

Confirmed positive: 242, including 182 in Kawartha Lakes, 43 in Northumberland, 17 in Haliburton (no change)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 15 (no change)
Deaths: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 215, including 159 in Kawartha Lakes, 41 in Northumberland, 15 in Haliburton (increase of 1, in Northumberland)
Active cases: 7, including 2 in Haliburton, 4 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland (decrease 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 from Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. These numbers are from October 2.

Confirmed positive: 58 (increase of 2)
Active cases: 6 (increase of 2)
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: 39,169 (increase of 1,379)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 53,633 (increase of 653)
Resolved: 45,285 (increase of 435, 84.4% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 155 (decrease of 12)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 41 (increase of 3)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 23 (increase of 2)
Deaths: 2,968 (increase of 4 plus 37 earlier deaths)*
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,948 (increase of 39)*
Total tests completed: 4,049,458 (increase of 46,254)
Tests under investigation: 91,322 (increase of 809)

*Deaths of cases that occurred in the spring or summer are now being recorded as part of a data review and data cleaning initiative.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from September 2 - October 2, 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 September 2 – October 2, 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 September 2 - October 2, 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 September 2 – October 2, 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.