Ontario reports 721 new COVID-19 cases, including 1 new case in Peterborough

No new deaths, 4 new CPU admissions, backlog of tests under investigation increases slightly to 26,558

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 721 new COVID-19 cases. Most of the new cases are in Toronto (270), Peel (170), and York (79), with smaller increases in Hamilton (41), Ottawa (39), Waterloo (23), Durham (22), Halton (21), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (20), Simcoe Muskoka (15), Brant County (7), and Middlesex-London (6). The remaining 22 public health units are reporting 5 or fewer cases, with 14 reporting no cases at all.

Of today’s cases, 53% are among people under the age of 40. The positivity rate has increased by 0.4% to 3% (this means that 3% of the tests that were performed on October 13 were positive for COVID-19). With 783 more cases resolved, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.3% to 85%.

There are no new deaths, and only 1 additional person hospitalized since yesterday, for a total of 231. An additional 4 patients have been admitted to ICUs, with 1 additional patient on a ventilator. A total of 32,206 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has increased by 2,138 to 26,558.

The number of new cases in Ontario schools today is 96, an increase of 44 from Friday, with 51 student cases, 13 staff cases, and 32 cases among unidentified individuals. There are 15 new cases in licensed child care settings, a decrease of 5 from Friday, with 9 cases among children and 6 cases among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there is 1 new case to report in Peterborough. There are no new cases in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, or Hastings and Prince Edward counties. None of the new cases in Ontario schools and child care settings are in the greater Kawarthas region.

There are currently 6 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 2 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 132 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.

Province-wide, there have been 61,413 confirmed cases, an increase of 721 from yesterday, with 52,512 (85.5% of all cases) resolved, an increase of 783. There have been 3,017 deaths, no change from yesterday, with 1,968 deaths in long-term care homes, also no change from yesterday. An additional 1 person has been hospitalized, with 4 new ICU admissions and 1 new patient on a ventilator. A total of 4,494,373 tests have been completed, an increase of 32,206 from yesterday, with 26,558 tests under investigation, an increase of 2,138 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: 132 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 2 (increase of 1)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 128 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 32,350 (increase of 50)
Institutional outbreaks: None (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 from Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Confirmed positive: 247, including 183 in Kawartha Lakes, 45 in Northumberland, 19 in Haliburton (no change)
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 (no change)
Active cases: 1 (no change)
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: 63 (no change)
Active cases: 3 (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: 55 (no change)
Total tests completed: 42,475 (increase of 144)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 61,413 (increase of 721)
Resolved: 52,512 (increase of 783, 85.5% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 231 (increase of 1)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 64 (increase of 4)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 35 (increase of 1)
Deaths: 3,017 (no change)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,968 (no change)
Total tests completed: 4,494,373 (increase of 32,206)
Tests under investigation: 26,558 (increase of 2,138)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from September 13 - October 13, 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 13 – October 13, 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 13 - October 13,2020. 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 13 – October 13,2020. 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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