Ontario reports 998 new COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths, and 11 new ICU patients

2 new cases in greater Kawarthas region, including 1 in Peterborough and 1 in Haliburton

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 998 new cases of COVID-19, with the majority in Toronto (350) and Peel (269). There are smaller increases in York (71), Halton (47), Ottawa (45), Hamilton (37), Durham (33), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (23), Niagara (22), Waterloo (17), Middlesex-London (16), Brant County (13), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (9), Southwestern Public Health (7), and Windsor-Essex (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, 53% are among people under 40. With 998 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to 85.7%. The positivity rate has decreased by 0.4% to 3.3%, meaning that 33 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on November 4.

For the third day in a row, there has been a double-digit increase in the number of deaths, with 13 new deaths today, 7 of which were in long-term care facilities. Hospitalizations have increased by 14 to 381, and the number of patients in ICUs has jumped by 11 to 86, with 4 additional patients placed on ventilators.

A total of 35,754 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has increased by 8,700 to 41,787.

There are 66 new cases in Ontario schools, a decrease of 50 from yesterday, with 37 student cases, 7 staff cases, and 24 cases among unidentified individuals. There are 20 cases in licensed child care settings, an increase of 4 from yesterday, with 8 cases among children and 12 cases among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 2 new cases to report, with 1 new case in Peterborough and 1 new case in Haliburton. There are no new cases in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, or 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 18 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 8 in Peterborough, 5 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 2 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 154 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (144 resolved with 2 deaths), 185 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (166 resolved with 32 deaths), 50 in Northumberland County (47 resolved with 1 death), 22 in Haliburton County (19 resolved with no deaths), and 82 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (72 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Northumberland on September 8.

Province-wide, there have been 80,690 confirmed cases, an increase of 998 from yesterday, with 69,137 cases resolved (85.7% of all cases), an increase of 948. There have been 3,195 deaths, an increase of 13 from yesterday, with 2,042 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 7 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has increased by 14 to 381, with 11 additional patients in ICUs and 4 additional patients on ventilators. A total of 5,264,568 tests have been completed, an increase of 35,754 from yesterday, with 41,787 tests under investigation, an increase of 8,700 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: 154 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 8 (increase of 1)
Close contacts: 10 (increase of 1)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 144 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 9 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 34,750 (increase of 100)
Institutional outbreaks: Fairhaven (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: 257, including 185 in Kawartha Lakes, 50 in Northumberland, 22 in Haliburton (increase of 1, in Haliburton)
Active cases: 5, including 2 in Northumberland and 3 in Haliburton (increase of 1, in Haliburton)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
High-risk contacts: 14, including 6 in Kawartha Lakes, 5 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton (no net change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 15, including 11 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Deaths: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 232, including 166 in Kawartha Lakes, 47 in Northumberland, 19 in Haliburton (no change)
Institutional outbreaks: Warkworth Long Term Care (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: 82 (no change)
Active cases: 5 (no change)
Deaths: 5 (no change)
Hospitalized (total to date): 7 (no change)
Hospitalized and in ICU (total to date): 2 (no change)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator (total to date): 2 (no change)
Resolved: 72 (no change)
Total tests completed: 47,615 (updated data unavailable)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 80,690 (increase of 998)
Resolved: 69,137 (increase of 948, 85.7% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 381 (increase of 14)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 86 (increase of 11)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 48 (increase of 4)
Deaths: 3,195 (increase of 13)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,042 (increase of 7)
Total tests completed: 5,264,568 (increase of 35,754)
Tests under investigation: 41,787 (increase of 8,700)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from October 5 - November 4, 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 October 5 – November 4, 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 October 5 - November 4, 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 October 5 – November 4, 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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