COVID-19 cases in Ontario continue steep climb with new record of 1,426 cases reported

15 new deaths province-wide, including Peterborough's third death after Fairhaven long-term care resident succumbs to the disease

Lab analysis of a nasal swab for COVID-19. (Stock photo)

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

Ontario is reporting yet another new record of 1,426 COVID-19 cases today, breaking yesterday’s record of 1,388 cases. This is the sixth straight day of more than 1,000 new daily cases, with the average number of daily cases over the past six days now standing at 1,253.

There has been a record increase of new cases in Peel (468), which has now overtaken Toronto (384) and, along with York (180), makes up the majority of the new cases.

There are smaller increases in Durham (63), Hamilton (62), Niagara (42), Waterloo (40), Halton (30), Ottawa (28), Simcoe Muskoka (27), Middlesex-London (20), Southwestern Public Health (12), Windsor-Essex (11), Thunder Bay (8), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (7), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (7), Sudbury (6), Huron Perth (6), and Brant County (6). The remaining 15 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with only 5 health units reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s cases, 53% are among people under 40 years of age, with the highest number of cases (536) among people ages 20 to 39. With 886 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has dropped by 0.4% to 84.2%. The positivity rate has decreased by 0.6% to 5.1%, meaning that 51 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on November 10.

For the ninth day in a row, there has been a double-digit increase in the number of deaths, with 15 new deaths reported today, 7 of which were in long-term care facilities. Hospitalizations have increased by 2 to 424, with 6 more patients with COVID-19 in ICUs and 3 more patients on ventilators.

A total of 34,460 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has increased by 6,658 to 34,460.

The number of new cases in Ontario schools has jumped to 198, an increase of 39 from yesterday, with 116 student cases, 21 staff cases, and 61 cases among unidentified individuals. There are 19 cases in licensed child care settings, a decrease of 3 from yesterday, with 6 cases among children and 13 cases among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 2 new cases to report in Peterborough and 1 new death — a resident at Fairhaven long-term care facility.

There are no new cases in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, and an additional case has been resolved there. Reports are not available for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, or Haliburton as the health unit is not publishing an update on Remembrance Day.

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

There are currently 16 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 11 in Peterborough, 1 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 164 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (150 resolved with 3 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 (76 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Northumberland on September 8.

Province-wide, there have been 88,209 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,426 from yesterday, with 74,303 cases resolved (84.2% of all cases), an increase of 886. There have been 3,275 deaths, an increase of 15 from yesterday, with 2,087 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 7 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has increased by 2 to 424, with 6 additional patients with COVID-19 in ICUs and 3 additional patients on ventilators. A total of 5,476,811 tests have been completed, an increase of 36,707 from yesterday, with 34,460 tests under investigation, an increase of 6,658 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: 164 (increase of 2)
Active cases: 11 (increase of 2)
Close contacts: 10 (no change)
Deaths: 3 (increase of 1)
Resolved: 150 (decrease of 1)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 10 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 35,250 (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. There is no update on Remembrance Day; these numbers are from November 10.

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: 1 (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: 76 (increase of 1)
Total tests completed: 6,812 swabs completed (no change)*
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: 88,209 (increase of 1,426)
Resolved: 74,303 (increase of 886, 84.2% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 424 (increase of 2)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 88 (increase of 6)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 57 (increase of 3)
Deaths: 3,275 (increase of 15)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,087 (increase of 7)
Total tests completed: 5,476,811 (increase of 36,707)
Tests under investigation: 34,460 (increase of 6,658)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from October 11 - November 10, 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 11 – November 10, 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 11 - November 10, 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 11 – November 10, 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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