Trudeau implores premiers to protect public health as Ontario reports another record increase of 1,388 new COVID-19 cases

552 new cases in Toronto alone, 15 new deaths province-wide, hospitalizations jump by 55 to 422, average positivity rate increases to 5.7%

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the surge of COVID-19 cases across the country during a media conference on Parliament Hill on November 10, 2020. (CPAC screenshot)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the surge of COVID-19 cases across the country during a media conference on Parliament Hill on November 10, 2020. (CPAC screenshot)

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

The second wave of the pandemic in Ontario continues to intensify with a new record of 1,388 COVID-19 cases today, which is the fifth straight day of more than 1,000 new daily cases. The average number of daily cases over the past five days now stands at 1,219 — above the 800 to 1,200 daily cases Ontario public health officials projected on October 29.

With the continued increases in new cases in Ontario as well as across the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is asking Canada’s premiers and mayors to protect public health.

“We’re seeing record spikes this morning across the country,” Trudeau said at a media conference on Parliament Hill on Tuesday (November 10). “So I’m imploring the premiers and our mayors to please do the right thing — act now to protect public health.”

Trudeau also urged Canadians to adhere to public health guidelines.

“We all know the virus is surging, so once again I’m asking all Canadians to please follow your local public health guidelines,” he said. “Wash your hands, wear a mask, keep a safe two-metre distance from each other, and download the COVID Alert app. Together, we will get through this.”

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There’s been another record increase of new cases in Toronto (552) which, along with Peel (395), York (100), and Halton (72), make up the majority of the new cases. There are smaller increases in Niagara (50), Waterloo (42), Durham (36), Hamilton (35), Ottawa (23), Huron Perth (23), Simcoe Muskoka (20), Middlesex-London (20), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (13), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (8), Southwestern Public Health (7), and Windsor-Essex (7).

The remaining 18 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 6 health units reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s cases, 52% are among people under 40 years of age, with the highest number of cases (501) among people ages 20 to 39. With 781 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has decreased by 0.5% to 84.6%. The positivity rate has increased by 0.7% to 5.7%, meaning that 57 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on November 9.

For the eighth day in a row, there has been a double-digit increase in the number of deaths, with 15 new deaths reported today, 11 of which were in long-term care facilities. Hospitalizations have jumped to 422, an increase of 55 from yesterday; even taking into account under-reported hospitalization numbers on the weekend, this still represents an increase of 42 from the 380 cases reported on November 6. There are 2 fewer patients with COVID-19 in ICUs, and no change to the number of patients on ventilators.

A total of 27,802 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has increased by 1,156 to 27,802.

The number of new cases in Ontario schools has jumped to 159, an increase of 80 from yesterday, with 103 student cases, 23 staff cases, and 33 cases among unidentified individuals. There are 22 cases in licensed child care settings, an increase of 12 from yesterday, with 13 cases among children and 9 cases among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 4 new cases to report in Peterborough, with 1 new hospitalization and 1 additional case resolved, and 1 new case in Northumberland.

There are no new cases to report in Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, or Hastings and Prince Edward counties; an additional case has been resolved in 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 15 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 9 in Peterborough, 2 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 1 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 162 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (151 resolved with 2 deaths), 188 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (168 resolved with 32 deaths), 52 in Northumberland County (49 resolved with 1 death), 22 in Haliburton County (21 resolved with no deaths), and 82 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (74 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Northumberland on September 8.

Province-wide, there have been 86,783 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,388 from yesterday, with 73,417 cases resolved (84.6% of all cases), an increase of 781. There have been 3,260 deaths, an increase of 15 from yesterday, with 2,080 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 11 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has jumped to 422, an increase of 55 from yseterday. The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in ICUs has decreased by 2 to 82, with no change in the number of patients on ventilators. A total of 5,440,104 tests have been completed, an increase of 29,125 from yesterday, with 27,802 tests under investigation, an increase of 1,156 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: 162 (increase of 4)
Active cases: 9 (increase of 3)
Close contacts: 10 (decrease of 3)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 151 (increase of 1)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 10 (increase of 1)
Total tests completed: Over 35,150 (increase of 50)
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: 262, including 188 in Kawartha Lakes, 52 in Northumberland, 22 in Haliburton (increase of 1 in Northumberland)
Active cases: 4, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (increase of 1 in Northumberland)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
High-risk contacts: 24, including 9 in Kawartha Lakes, 12 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton (increase of 1 in Kawartha Lakes
Hospitalizations (total to date): 15, including 11 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Deaths: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 238, including 168 in Kawartha Lakes, 49 in Northumberland, 21 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: 2 (decrease of 1)
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: 75 (increase of 1)
Total tests completed: 6,812 swabs completed*
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

*The health unit was previously reporting 48,710 tests completed; this appears to be an error or a change in how this data is being reported

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 86,783 (increase of 1,388)
Resolved: 73,417 (increase of 781, 84.6% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 422 (increase of 55)*
Hospitalized and in ICU: 82 (decrease of 2)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 54 (no change)
Deaths: 3,260 (increase of 15)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,080 (increase of 11)
Total tests completed: 5,440,104 (increase of 29,125)
Tests under investigation: 27,802 (increase of 1,156)

*This increase is from the 367 number reported on Sunday that did not include data from 42 hospitals. However, the increase is still substantial when compared to the last reported number that included data from all Ontario hospitals, which was 380 on November 6 (an increase of 42).

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from October 10 - November 9, 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 10 – November 9, 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 10 - November 9, 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 10 – November 9, 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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