Ontario reports 1,015 new COVID-19 cases, including 1 new case in Peterborough

Nine new deaths province wide including 5 in long-term care homes, hospitalizations increase slightly

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 1,015 new COVID-19 cases, the highest increase since October 25 when a record 1,042 new cases were reported.

Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (325), Peel (282), Ottawa (94), and York (88), with smaller increases in Hamilton (41), Halton (31), Niagara (23), Durham (23), Waterloo (22), Simcoe Muskoka (20), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (13), Windsor-Essex (10), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (6), Grey Bruce (6), and Middlesex-London (6).

The remaining 19 public health units are reporting 5 or fewer cases, with 8 health units reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s cases, 52% are among people under the age of 40. With 798 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has decreased by 0.1% to 85.5%. The positivity rate is unavailable on weekends.

There have been 9 new deaths, including 5 new deaths in long-term care homes. Hospitalizations have increased by 6 to 320, with 2 fewer patients in ICUs and 2 additional patients on ventilators.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there is 1 new case to report in Peterborough. Reports are unavailable on weekends for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, and Hastings and Prince Edward counties

There are currently 18 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 8 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 150 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 75,730 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,015 from yesterday, with 64,717 cases resolved (85.5% of all cases), an increase of 798. There have been 3,136 deaths, an increase of 9 from yesterday, with 2,009 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 5 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has increased by 6 to 320, with 2 fewer patients in ICUs and 2 additional patients on ventilators. A total of 5,109,927 tests have been completed, an increase of 41,920 from yesterday, with 36,262 tests under investigation, a decrease of 4,801 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: 150 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 8 (increase of 1)
Close contacts: 19 (decrease of 27)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 140 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 9 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 34,250 (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 30.

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. These numbers are from October 30.

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: 75,730 (increase of 1,015)
Resolved: 64,717 (increase of 798, 85.5% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 320 (increase of 6)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 73 (decrease of 2)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 54 (increase of 2)
Deaths: 3,136 (increase of 9)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,009 (increase of 5)
Total tests completed: 5,109,927 (increase of 41,920)
Tests under investigation: 36,262 (decrease of 4,801)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from September 30 - October 30, 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 30 – October 30, 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 30 - October 30, 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 30 – October 30, 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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