New Ontario COVID-19 cases average 734 per day over the Thanksgiving weekend, CPU admissions rise by 13

2 new cases in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 1 new case in Haliburton, outbreak at Fairhaven in Peterborough declared over

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

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

Today, we’re providing a summary of the Ontario situation over the Thanksgiving long weekend (October 10 to 12). There were a total of 2,202 new cases reported over the weekend (649 on Saturday, 807 on Sunday, and 746 on Monday), an average of 734 per day.

Of the 2,202 weekend cases, 68% were in Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa, with 754 in Toronto (140 on Saturday, 303 on Sunday, and 311 on Monday), 451 in Peel (157 on Saturday, 159 on Sunday, and 135 on Monday), and 289 in Ottawa (54 on Saturday, 119 on Sunday, and 116 on Monday). Of the new weekend cases, an average of 52% were among people 40 years old and younger.

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, an additional 1,997 cases were resolved (705 on Saturday, 668 on Sunday, and 624 on Monday), an average of 666 per day. Of all cases, 85.2% are now resolved, an increase of 0.2% from Friday. The positivity rate (the percentage of positive tests among all tests completed) has increased by 0.3% to 2.6%.

Since Friday, there has been a net increase of 17 hospitalized cases (217 on Saturday, 203 on Sunday, 230 on Monday), a net increase of 13 ICU admissions (51 on Saturday, 53 on Sunday, and 60 on Monday), and a net increase of 5 ICU patients on ventilators (32 on Saturday, 30 on Sunday, and 34 on Monday). There have been 13 deaths since Friday (1 on Saturday, 3 on Sunday, and 9 on Monday), with 7 deaths in long-term care homes (7 on Monday).

A total of 111,844 tests were completed over the weekend, and the backlog of tests under investigation has decreased steadily from 58,173 on Friday to 24,420 today.

The number of new cases in Ontario schools today is 72, an increase of 20 from October 9, with 49 student cases, 8 staff cases, and 15 cases among unidentified individuals. There are 10 new cases in licensed child care settings, a decrease of 10 from October 9, with 5 cases among children and 5 cases among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 2 new cases to report in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, but an additional 5 cases have been resolved. There is 1 new case in Haliburton, but an additional 3 cases in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton have been resolved.

There are no new cases in Peterborough. The outbreak at Fairhaven long-term care home has been declared over effective October 13. The outbreak was declared on September 28 when a second employee tested positive for COVID-19.

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

There are currently 5 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 1 in Peterborough, 3 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, and 1 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 131 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (128 resolved with 2 deaths), 183 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (164 resolved with 32 deaths), 45 in Northumberland County (44 resolved with 1 death), 19 in Haliburton County (18 resolved with no deaths), and 63 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (55 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Northumberland on September 8.

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: 131 (no change)
Active cases: 1 (no change)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 128 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 32,300 (increase of 50)
Institutional outbreaks: None (decrease of 1)*

*The outbreak at Fairhaven has been declared over effective October 13. The outbreak was declared on September 28 when a second 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 from Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Confirmed positive: 247, including 183 in Kawartha Lakes, 45 in Northumberland, 19 in Haliburton (increase of 1, in Haliburton)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 15 (no change)
Deaths: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 226, including 164 in Kawartha Lakes, 44 in Northumberland, 18 in Haliburton (increase of 3, 1 in each area)
Active cases: 1 (decrease of 3)
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.

Confirmed positive: 61 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 6 (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: 50 (increase of 1)
Total tests completed: 41,342 (no change)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

October 10 (reported October 11)

Confirmed positive: 59,139 (increase of 649)
Resolved: 50,437 (increase of 705, 85.3% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 217 (increase of 5)*
Hospitalized and in ICU: 51 (increase of 3)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 32 (increase of 3)
Deaths: 3,005 (increase of 1)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,961 (no change)
Total tests completed: 4,394,461 (increase of 44,138)
Tests under investigation: 45,837 (decrease of 10,301)

*As is often observed on weekends, a number of hospitals (approximately 35) did not submit data to the Daily Bed Census for October 9. The number of hospitalized patients may increase when reporting compliance increases.

October 11 (reported October 13)

Confirmed positive: 59,946 (increase of 807)
Resolved: 51,105 (increase of 668, 85.3% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 203 (decrease of 14)*
Hospitalized and in ICU: 53 (increase of 2)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 30 (decrease of 2)
Deaths: 3,008 (increase of 3)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,961 (no change)
Total tests completed: 4,430,934 (increase of 36,473)
Tests under investigation: 32,473 (decrease of 13,364)

*As is often observed on weekends, a number of hospitals (approximately 40) did not submit data to the Daily Bed Census for October 10. The number of hospitalized patients may increase when reporting compliance increases.

October 12 (reported October 13)

Confirmed positive: 60,692 (increase of 746)
Resolved: 51,729 (increase of 624, 85.2% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 230 (increase of 27)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 60 (increase of 7)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 34 (decrease of 4)
Deaths: 3,017 (increase of 9)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,968 (increase of 7)
Total tests completed: 4,462,167 (increase of 31,233)
Tests under investigation: 24,420 (decrease of 8,053)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from September 12 - October 12, 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 12 – October 12, 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 12 - October 12, 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 12 – October 12, 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.

This story has been updated with daily numbers from Peterborough Public Health.

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