Ontario reports 826 new COVID-19 cases, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland

For third day in row, 9 new deaths province-wide including 3 in long-term care homes

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 826 new COVID-19 cases. Most of the new cases are in Toronto (292), Peel (186), Ottawa (87), and York (72), with smaller increases in Durham (38), Halton (34), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (19), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (16), Hamilton (15), Waterloo (13) Middlesex-London (10), Niagara (9), and Windsor-Essex (6). The remaining 21 public health units reporting 5 or fewer cases, with only 5 health units reporting no cases at all.

Of today’s cases, 54% are among people under the age of 40. With 733 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases remains unchanged at 86%. The positivity rate has increased by 0.4% to 2.9%, meaning that 2.9% of all tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on October 22.

For the third straight day in a row, there have been 9 new deaths, including 3 in long-term care homes. The number of hospitalizations has increased by 6 to 276, with 4 more patients admitted to ICUs and 1 less patient on a ventilator. A total of 40,019 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has increased by 652 to 35,436.

The number of new cases in Ontario schools today is 72, a decrease of 2 from yesterday, with 39 student cases, 6 staff cases, and 27 cases among unidentified individuals. There are 8 new cases in licensed child care settings, an increase of 1 from yesterday, with 4 cases among children and 4 cases among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there is 1 new case to report in Kawartha Lakes and 1 new case in Northumberland; however, the previous case in Kawartha Lakes has been resolved. There are no new cases in Peterborough, Haliburton, and Hastings and Prince Edward counties. An additional case in Peterborough has been resolved and 3 cases have been resolved in 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 16 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 7 in Peterborough, 7 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 1 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 141 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (132 resolved with 2 deaths), 185 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (165 resolved with 32 deaths), 46 in Northumberland County (44 resolved with 1 death), 19 in Haliburton County (19 resolved with no deaths), and 73 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (61 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Northumberland on September 8.

Province-wide, there have been 68,353 confirmed cases, an increase of 826 from yesterday, with 58,799 (86% of all cases) resolved, an increase of 733. There have been 3,080 deaths, an increase of 9 from yesterday, with 1,987 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 3 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has increased by 6 to 276, with 4 more patients admitted to ICUs and 1 less patient on a ventilator. A total of 4,825,851 tests have been completed, an increase of 40,019 from yesterday, with 35,436 tests under investigation, an increase of 652 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: 7 (decrease of 1)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 132 (increase of 1)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 9 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 33,550 (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.

Confirmed positive: 250, including 185 in Kawartha Lakes, 46 in Northumberland, 19 in Haliburton (increase of 2, 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 15 (no change)
Deaths: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 228, including 165 in Kawartha Lakes, 44 in Northumberland, 19 in Haliburton (increase of 1, in Kawartha Lakes)
Active cases: 2 (increase of 2, 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Haliburton)
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 (no change)
Active cases: 7 (decrease 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)
Resolved: 61 (increase of 3)
Total tests completed: 44,968 (increase of 524)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 68,353 (increase of 826)
Resolved: 58,799 (increase of 733, 86% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 276 (increase of 6)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 78 (increase of 4)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 47 (decrease of 1)
Deaths: 3,080 (increase of 9)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,987 (increase of 3)
Total tests completed: 4,825,851 (increase of 40,019)
Tests under investigation: 35,436 (increase of 652)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from September 22 - October 22, 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 22 – October 22, 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 22 - October 22,2020. 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 22 – October 22,2020. 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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