Ontario reports new record of 1,329 new COVID-19 cases, most in Toronto and Peel

Third straight day of more than 1,000 cases, and sixth straight day of double-digit deaths

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from October 8 - November 7, 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 8 - November 7, 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)

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

The second wave of the pandemic is heating up, with Ontario reporting another record increase of 1,329 new COVID-19 cases, surpassing yesterday’s record increase of 1,132 by almost 200 cases. It’s the third straight day of more than 1,000 new daily cases.

There’s been a record increase of new cases in both Toronto (434) and Peel (385), making up 62% of the new cases. There have also been large increases in Ottawa (71), Hamilton (68), Durham (56), and Halton (43), with smaller increases in Waterloo (23), Windsor-Essex (22), Niagara (21), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (18), Sudbury (12), Simcoe Muskoka (10), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (10), Huron Perth (7), and Brant County (7).

The remaining 19 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 7 health units reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s cases, a little more than 50% are among people 40 years and older. With 877 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has decreased by 0.3% to 85.3%. The positivity rate is unavailable on weekends.

For the sixth day in a row, there has been a double-digit increase in the number of deaths, with 13 new deaths today, 6 of which were in long-term care facilities. Hospitalizations have decreased by 10 to 374, but 40 hospitals did not submit data for today’s report so this number will increase when reporting compliance increases.

For the first time, provincial data on the number of hospitalized patients admitted to ICUs and the number of patients on ventilators is not available. No explanation is provided for why the data is unavailable.

A total of 37,577 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has decreased by 8,796 to 35,776.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are no new cases to report in Peterborough and an additional case has been resolved, leaving 8 active cases. Reports are unavailable on weekends for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, or Hastings and Prince Edward counties.

There are currently 19 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 8 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 157 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (147 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 84,153 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,328 from yesterday, with 71,815 cases resolved (85.3% of all cases), an increase of 877. There have been 3,233 deaths, an increase of 13 from yesterday, with 2,063 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 6 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has decreased by 10 to 374, but 40 hospitals did not submit data for today’s report so this number will increase when reporting compliance increases. The number of hospitalized patients admitted to ICUs and the number of patients on ventilators is not available today. A total of 5,382,578 tests have been completed, an increase of 37,577 from yesterday, with 35,776 tests under investigation, a decrease of 8,796 from yesterday.

The provincial data in this report is pulled from Ontario’s integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) at 4 p.m. the previous day. Health unit data is more current, and is usually reflected in the provincial data the following day.

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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: 157 (no change)
Active cases: 8 (decrease of 1)
Close contacts: 15 (increase of 1)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 147 (increase of 1)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 9 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 35,000 (no change)
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. These numbers are from November 6.

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. These numbers are from November 6.

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: 84,153 (increase of 1,328)
Resolved: 71,815 (increase of 877, 85.3% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 374 (decrease of 10)*
Hospitalized and in ICU: Not available (yesterday’s number was 88)**
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: Not available (yesterday’s number was 52)**
Deaths: 3,233 (increase of 13)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,063 (increase of 7)
Total tests completed: 5,382,578 (increase of 37,577)
Tests under investigation: 35,776 (decrease of 8,796)

*As is always the case on weekends, around 40 hospitals did not submit data to the Daily Bed Census for November 6. The number of hospitalized patients may increase when reporting compliance increases.

**For the first time, these numbers are not available. No explanation is provided.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from October 8 - November 7, 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 8 – November 7, 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 8 - November 7, 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 8 – November 7, 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.

This story has been updated with today’s report from Peterborough Public Health.

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