Ontario reports 896 new COVID-19 cases, including 5 in the greater Kawarthas region

Nine new deaths province wide, hospitalizations decrease, new cases double in people 80 and older

Lab analysis of a nasal swab for COVID-19. (Stock photo)

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

Today, Ontario is reporting 896 new COVID-19 cases. Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (299), Peel (186), York (121), and Ottawa (76), with smaller increases in 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 over the age of 39, with 12% of new cases among people 80 and older — a doubling of cases among the elderly population since yesterday.

With 796 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to 85.6%. The positivity rate has decreased by 0.1% to 2.8%, meaning that 28 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on October 29.

There have been 9 new deaths, including 3 new deaths in long-term care homes. Hospitalizations have decreased by 8 to 314, with 2 fewer patients in ICUs and no change to the number of patients on ventilators.

A total of 35,621 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has increased by 989 to 41,063.

There are 61 new cases in Ontario schools reported today, a decrease of 38 from yesterday, with 40 student cases, 4 staff cases, and 17 cases among unidentified individuals. There are 9 cases in licensed child care settings, a decrease of 7 from yesterday, with 2 cases among children and 7 cases among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there is 1 new case in Peterborough; however, an additional case has been resolved leaving 7 active cases.

There is also 1 new case in Northumberland, an employee at Warkworth Long Term Care (the health unit has declared an outbreak). However, another case has been resolved in Northumberland, leaving no change in active cases. There are no new cases to report in Kawartha Lakes or Haliburton.

There are 3 new cases to report in Hastings and Prince Edward counties; however, an additional case has been resolved, leaving 7 active cases.

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

There are currently 17 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 7 in Peterborough, 7 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 149 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (140 resolved with 2 deaths), 185 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (165 resolved with 32 deaths), 49 in Northumberland County (46 resolved with 1 death), 19 in Haliburton County (19 resolved with no deaths), and 78 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (66 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Northumberland on September 8.

Province-wide, there have been 74,715 confirmed cases, an increase of 896 from yesterday, with 63,919 cases resolved (85.6% of all cases), an increase of 796. There have been 3,127 deaths, an increase of 9 from yesterday, with 2,004 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 3 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has decreased by 8 to 314, with 2 fewer patients in ICUs and no change to the number of patients on a ventilator. A total of 5,068,007 tests have been completed, an increase of 41,008 from yesterday, with 41,063 tests under investigation, an increase of 989 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: 149 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 7 (no change)
Close contacts: 46 (decrease of 22)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 140 (increase of 1)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 9 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 34,250 (increase of 140)
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: 253, including 185 in Kawartha Lakes, 49 in Northumberland, 19 in Haliburton (increase of 1, in Northumberland)*
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
High-risk contacts: 14, including 6 in Kawartha Lakes and 8 in Northumberland (decrease of 5 in Kawartha Lakes, increase of 5 in Northumberland)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 15 (no change)
Deaths: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 229, including 165 in Kawartha Lakes, 46 in Northumberland, 19 in Haliburton (increase of 1 in Northumberland)
Active cases: 3, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland (no net change)
Institutional outbreaks: Warkworth Long Term Care (increase of 1)*

*An outbreak was declared at Warkworth Long Term Care on October 29 after a staff person tested positive.

 

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: 78 (increase of 3)
Active cases: 7 (increase of 2)
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: 66 (increase of 1)
Total tests completed: 46,073 (no change)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 74,715 (increase of 896)
Resolved: 63,919 (increase of 796, 85.6% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 314 (decrease of 8)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 75 (decrease of 2)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 52 (no change)
Deaths: 3,127 (increase of 9)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,004 (increase of 3)
Total tests completed: 5,068,007 (increase of 41,008)
Tests under investigation: 41,063 (increase of 989)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from September 29 - October 29, 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 29 – October 29, 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 29 - October 29, 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 29 – October 29, 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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