Ontario reports 805 new COVID-19 cases (including 2 in Peterborough), with 10 deaths

17 more hospitalizations, with 5 more people admitted to ICUs and 6 more patients on ventilators

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

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

Ontario is reporting 805 new COVID-19 cases today, although this number includes cases from Toronto that should have been reported yesterday but were not due to a data upload error.

Most of the new cases are in Toronto (374), Peel (107), York (93), and Ottawa (70), with smaller increases in Durham (30), Halton (25), Waterloo (19), Hamilton (12), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (10), Middlesex-London (9), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (9), Brant County (8), Niagara (7), Simcoe Muskoka (6), and Windsor-Essex (6).

The remaining 19 public health units are reporting 5 or fewer cases, with 8 reporting no cases at all. Of today’s cases, 52% are among people under the age of 40. With 682 more cases resolved, the percentage of resolved cases remains unchanged at 85.8%.

There have been 10 new deaths and 17 additional people have been hospitalized since yesterday, for a total of 278, with 5 more people admitted to ICUs and 6 more patients on ventilators. A total of 44,722 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has decreased by 3,525 to 33,630.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, Peterborough is reporting new cases for the fourth day in a row. Today, there are 2 new cases in Peterborough, for a total of 4 active cases.

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

There are currently 9 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 4 in Peterborough, 4 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, and 1 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 136 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (130 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 65 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (56 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Northumberland on September 8.

Province-wide, there have been 63,713 confirmed cases, an increase of 805 from yesterday (this number includes cases from Toronto that should have been reported yesterday), with 54,686 (85.8% of all cases) resolved, an increase of 682. There have been 3,041 deaths, an increase of 10 from yesterday, with 1,979 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 5 from yesterday. An additional 17 people have been hospitalized, with 5 more people admitted to ICUs and 6 more patients on ventilators. A total of 4,617,563 tests have been completed, an increase of 44,722 from yesterday, with 33,630 tests under investigation, a decrease of 3,525 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: 136 (increase of 2)
Active cases: 4 (increase of 2)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 130 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 32,850 (increase of 150)
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. These numbers are from October 16.

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. These numbers are from October 16.

Confirmed positive: 65 (increase of 2)
Active cases: 4 (increase of 1)
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: 56 (increase of 1)
Total tests completed: 42,542 (increase of 67)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 63,713 (increase of 805)*
Resolved: 54,686 (increase of 682, 85.8% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 278 (increase of 17)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 72 (increase of 5)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 42 (increase of 6)
Deaths: 3,041 (increase of 10)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,979 (increase of 5)
Total tests completed: 4,617,563 (increase of 44,722)
Tests under investigation: 33,630 (decrease of 3,525)

*Due to an upload error that has since been corrected, today’s numbers include cases from Toronto Public Health that should have been captured in yesterday’s count.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from September 16 - October 16, 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 16 – October 16, 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 16 - October 16,2020. 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 16 – October 16,2020. 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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