Ontario reports 841 new COVID-19 cases, including 3 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties

Province-wide deaths increase by another 9, hospitalizations increase by 10, but school-related cases are down

COVID-19 tests 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 841 new COVID-19 cases. Most of the new cases are in Toronto (335), Peel (162), York (106), and Ottawa (72), with smaller increases in Durham (29), Halton (29), Simcoe Muskoka (24), Hamilton (20), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (10), Middlesex-London (10), Niagara (9), and Waterloo (9). The remaining 22 public health units reporting 5 or fewer cases, with 9 reporting no cases at all.

Of today’s cases, 53% are among people under the age of 40. With 741 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases remains unchanged at 86%. The positivity rate also remains unchanged at 2.5%, meaning that 2.5% of all tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on October 21.

For the second day in a row, there have been 9 new deaths, including 3 in long-term care homes. The number of hospitalizations has increased by 10 to 270, with 3 more patients admitted to ICUs and 1 less patient on a ventilator. A total of 38,860 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has increased by 5,452 to 34,784.

The number of new cases in Ontario schools today has fallen to 74, a decrease of 70 from yesterday, with 49 student cases, 5 staff cases, and 20 cases among unidentified individuals. There are 7 new cases in licensed child care settings, a decrease of 12 from yesterday, with 3 cases among children and 4 cases among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 3 new cases to report in Hastings and Prince Edwards counties, increasing the number of active cases there to 10. There are no new cases in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, or Haliburton.

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

There are currently 19 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 8 in Peterborough, 10 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, and 1 in Kawartha Lakes.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 141 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (131 resolved with 2 deaths), 184 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 73 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (58 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Northumberland on September 8.

Province-wide, there have been 67,527 confirmed cases, an increase of 841 from yesterday, with 58,066 (86% of all cases) resolved, an increase of 741. There have been 3,071 deaths, an increase of 9 from yesterday, with 1,984 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 3 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has increased by 10 to 270, with 3 more patients admitted to ICUs and 1 less patient on a ventilator. A total of 4,785,832 tests have been completed, an increase of 34,784 from yesterday, with 34,784 tests under investigation, an increase of 5,452 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: 141 (no change)
Active cases: 8 (no change)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 131 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 9 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 33,400 (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: 248, including 184 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: 227, including 164 in Kawartha Lakes, 44 in Northumberland, 19 in Haliburton (no change)
Active cases: 1, in Kawartha Lakes (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: 73 (increase of 3)
Active cases: 10 (increase of 3)
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: 58 (no change)
Total tests completed: 44,968 (increase of 524)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 67,527 (increase of 841)
Resolved: 58,066 (increase of 741, 86% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 270 (increase of 10)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 74 (increase of 3)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 48 (decrease of 1)
Deaths: 3,071 (increase of 9)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,984 (increase of 3)
Total tests completed: 4,785,832 (increase of 38,860)
Tests under investigation: 34,784 (increase of 5,452)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from September 21 - October 21, 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 21 – October 21, 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 21 - October 21,2020. 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 21 – October 21,2020. 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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