Ontario reports 834 new COVID-19 cases, with no new cases in greater Kawarthas region

Positivity rate down, no new hospitalizations, fewer patients in ICUs, fewer school and child care cases

COVID-19 lab test swabs. (Stock photo)

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

Today, Ontario is reporting 834 new COVID-19 cases, with a lower positivity rate, no new hospitalizations and fewer patients in ICUs and on ventilators, and fewer cases in schools and child care settings compared to yesterday.

Most of today’s new cases in Toronto (299), Peel (186), and York (121), with smaller increases in Ottawa (76), Durham (26), Halton (24), Hamilton (18), Niagara (17), Simcoe Muskoka (17), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (14), Waterloo (11), and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (8).

The remaining 22 public health units are reporting 5 or fewer cases, with 13 health units reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s cases, 52% are among people under the age of 40. With 773 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to 85.5%. The positivity rate has decreased by 0.5% to 3%, meaning that 3% of all tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on October 27.

There have been 5 new deaths, including 2 new deaths in long-term care homes. Hospitalizations remain unchanged from yesterday at 312, and there are 4 fewer patients in ICUs and 1 less patient on a ventilator.

A total of 30,010 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has increased by 11,270 to 33,906.

The number of new cases in Ontario schools today has dropped to 92, a decrease of 52 from yesterday, with 40 student cases, 13 staff cases, and 39 cases among unidentified individuals. Cases in licensed child care settings have also dropped to 9, a decrease of 17 from yesterday, with 9 cases among children and 7 cases among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are no new cases to report today in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, or Hastings and Prince Edward counties. An additional case has 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 15 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 6 in Peterborough, 6 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 1 in Kawartha Lakes, and 2 in Northumberland.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 147 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (139 resolved with 2 deaths), 185 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (165 resolved with 32 deaths), 48 in Northumberland County (45 resolved with 1 death), 19 in Haliburton County (19 resolved with no deaths), and 75 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (64 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Northumberland on September 8.

Province-wide, there have been 72,885 confirmed cases, an increase of 834 from yesterday, with 62,303 (85.5% of all cases) resolved, an increase of 773. There have been 3,108 deaths, an increase of 5 from yesterday, with 1,996 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 2 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations remains unchanged at 312, with 4 fewer patients admitted to ICUs and 1 less patient on a ventilator. A total of 4,991,378 tests have been completed, an increase of 30,010 from yesterday, with 33,906 tests under investigation, an increase of 11,270 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: 147 (no change)
Active cases: 6 (no change)
Close contacts: 75 (decrease of 6)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 139 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 9 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 34,000 (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: 252, including 185 in Kawartha Lakes, 48 in Northumberland, 19 in Haliburton (no change)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
High-risk contacts: 13, including 11 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 15 (no change)
Deaths: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 229, including 165 in Kawartha Lakes, 45 in Northumberland, 19 in Haliburton (no change)
Active cases: 3, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland (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: 75 (no change)
Active cases: 6 (decrease 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)
Resolved: 64 (increase of 1)
Total tests completed: 46,037 (increase of 696)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 72,885 (increase of 834)
Resolved: 62,303 (increase of 773, 85.5% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 312 (no change)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 71 (decrease of 4)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 51 (decrease of 1)
Deaths: 3,108 (increase of 5)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,996 (increase of 2)
Total tests completed: 4,991,378 (increase of 30,010)
Tests under investigation: 33,906 (increase of 11,270)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from September 27 - October 27, 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 27 – October 27, 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 27 - October 27, 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 27 – October 27, 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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