Ontario reports 783 new COVID-19 cases, including another new case in Peterborough

Five new deaths and hospitalizations jump by 22, but ICU admissions and ventilated patients decrease

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

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

Today, Ontario is reporting 783 new COVID-19 cases, with the majority in Toronto (239), Peel (136), York (127), and Ottawa (89). There are smaller increases reported in Durham (40), Halton (28), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (23), Niagara (19), Hamilton (19), Simcoe Muskoka (15), Waterloo (13), Brant County (12), Southwestern Public Health (7), and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (6). The remaining 20 public health units are reporting 5 or fewer cases, with 14 reporting no cases at all.

Of today’s cases, 51% are among people under the age of 40. The positivity rate has decreased by 0.1% to 2.9% (this means that 2.9% of the tests that were performed on October 14 were positive for COVID-19). With 779 more cases resolved, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.2% to 85.7%.

There have been 5 new deaths, and 22 additional people have been hospitalized since yesterday, for a total of 253. However, 2 patients have been discharged from ICUs and 4 fewer people are on ventilators. A total of 39,961 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has increased by 9,756 to 36,314.

The number of new cases in Ontario schools today is 100, an increase of 4 from yesterday, with 55 student cases, 17 staff cases, and 37 cases among unidentified individuals. There are 20 new cases in licensed child care settings, an increase of 5 from yesterday, with 15 cases among children and 5 cases among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there is 1 new case to report in Peterborough for the second day in a row. 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 7 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 3 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 133 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 62,196 confirmed cases, an increase of 783 from yesterday, with 53,291 (85.7% of all cases) resolved, an increase of 779. There have been 3,022 deaths, an increase of 5 from yesterday, with 1,969 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 1 from yesterday. An additional 22 people have been hospitalized, with 2 patients discharged from ICU admissions and 4 fewer patients on ventilators. A total of 4,534,334 tests have been completed, an increase of 39,961 from yesterday, with 36,314 tests under investigation, an increase of 9,756 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: 133 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 3 (increase of 1)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 128 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 32,550 (increase of 200)
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: 42,542 (increase of 67)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 62,196 (increase of 783)
Resolved: 53,291 (increase of 779, 85.7% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 253 (increase of 22)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 62 (decrease of 2)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 31 (decrease of 4)
Deaths: 3,022 (increase of 5)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,969 (increase of 1)
Total tests completed: 4,534,334 (increase of 39,961)
Tests under investigation: 36,314 (increase of 9,756)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from September 14 - October 14, 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 14 – October 14, 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 14 - October 14,2020. 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 14 – October 14,2020. 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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