Ontario reports 1,003 new COVID-19 cases and moves Peel into ‘Red-Control’ level

14 new province-wide deaths, 4 new cases in greater Kawarthas region

At a media conference in Ottawa on November 6, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces Peel Regional Health Unit will move into the 'Red-Control' level in Ontario's new colour-coding system. (CPAC screenshot)
At a media conference in Ottawa on November 6, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces Peel Regional Health Unit will move into the 'Red-Control' level in Ontario's new colour-coding system. (CPAC screenshot)

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

With Ontario reporting 1,003 new cases of COVID-19, the provincial government has announced that Peel Region will be moved into the Red-Control level in Ontario’s new colour-coding system, which takes effect on Saturday (November 7).

Ford made the announcement at a media conference at the Ottawa Hospital on Friday afternoon (November 6).

“We need to get this virus under control in Peel,” Ford said. “The region is averaging 103 cases per hundred thousand. The per cent positivity in daily cases is growing. Hospital capacity is under pressure.”

Most of today’s cases are in Toronto (300), Peel (280), York (125), and Ottawa (43). Toronto, which has more cases than Peel, is remaining in the previous modified Stage 2 category (which is more restrictive than Red-Control) until November 14th. York and Ottawa are in the Orange-Restrict level.

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There are smaller increases in Halton (41), Waterloo (34), Hamilton (32), Niagara (26), Durham (24), Middlesex-London (16), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (13), Simcoe Muskoka (14), Windsor-Essex (11), Brant County (11), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (9), and Sudbury (8). Except for Windsor-Essex, Middlesex-London, and Sudbury, all these health units are in the Yellow-Protect level — along with Haldimand-Norfolk, although it reported no new cases today and only 6 yesterday.

The remaining 18 public health units are reporting 5 or fewer cases, with 6 health units reporting no new cases at all. Along with Windsor-Essex, Middlesex-London, and Sudbury, all these health units are in the least-restrictive Green-Prevent level (which includes the three health units in the greater Kawarthas region).

Of today’s cases, 52% are among people 40 or older. With 949 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to 85.8%. The positivity rate has increased by 0.4% to 3.7%, meaning that 37 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on November 5.

For the fourth day in a row, there has been a double-digit increase in the number of deaths, with 14 new deaths today, 8 of which were in long-term care facilities. Hospitalizations have decreased by 1 to 380, and the number of patients in ICUs remains unchanged to 86, with 1 additional patient placed on a ventilator.

A total of 41,268 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has increased by 5,287 to 47,074.

There are 85 new cases in Ontario schools, an increase of 19 from yesterday, with 49 student cases, 8 staff cases, and 28 cases among unidentified individuals. There are 8 cases in licensed child care settings, a decrease of 12 from yesterday, with 3 cases among children and 5 cases among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 4 new cases to report, including 1 in Peterborough, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland. There are no new cases to report in Haliburton or Hastings and Prince Edward counties.

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

An additional 2 cases have been resolved in Peterborough, 1 case has been resolved in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 case has been resolved in Northumberland. There are currently 18 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 7 in Peterborough, 5 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 1 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 155 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (146 resolved with 2 deaths), 187 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (167 resolved with 32 deaths), 51 in Northumberland County (48 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 81,693 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,003 from yesterday, with 70,086 cases resolved (85.8% of all cases), an increase of 949. There have been 3,209 deaths, an increase of 14 from yesterday, with 2,050 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 8 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has decreased by 1 to 380, with no change in patients in ICUs and 1 additional patient on a ventilator. A total of 5,305,836 tests have been completed, an increase of 41,268 from yesterday, with 47,074 tests under investigation, an increase of 5,287 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: 155 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 7 (decrease of 1)
Close contacts: 10 (no change)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 146 (increase of 2)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 9 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 34,900 (increase of 150)
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: 260, including 187 in Kawartha Lakes, 51 in Northumberland, 22 in Haliburton (increase of 3, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, 1 in Northumberland)
Active cases: 6, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Northumberland and 3 in Haliburton (net increase of 1)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
High-risk contacts: 19, including 10 in Kawartha Lakes, 5 in Northumberland, and 4 in Haliburton (net increase of 5)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 15, including 11 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Deaths: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 234, including 167 in Kawartha Lakes, 48 in Northumberland, 19 in Haliburton (increase of 2, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland)
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: 48,299 (increase of 684)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 81,693 (increase of 1,003)
Resolved: 70,086 (increase of 949, 85.8% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 380 (decrease of 1)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 86 (no change)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 49 (increase of 1)
Deaths: 3,209 (increase of 14)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,050 (increase of 8)
Total tests completed: 5,305,836 (increase of 41,268)
Tests under investigation: 47,074 (increase of 5,287)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from October 6 - November 5, 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 6 – November 5, 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 6 - November 5, 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 6 – November 5, 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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