Ontario reports 1,487 new COVID-19 cases, including 12 new cases in greater Kawarthas region

There are now 43 active cases in Peterborough, Hastings and Prince Edward counties, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes, and Haliburton

A swab test bring completed on a patient. (Stock photo)

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

Today, Ontario is reporting 1,487 new COVID-19 cases, the 11th straight day of more than 1,000 new daily cases, with the average number of daily cases over the past 11 days increasing slightly to 1,346.

Most of the new cases are in Toronto (508), Peel (392), and York (170), with smaller increases in Waterloo (67), Ottawa (51), Halton (46), Durham (45), Simcoe Muskoka (35), Hamilton (35), Niagara (19), Windsor-Essex (14), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (14), Grey Bruce (10), Southwestern Public Health (10), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (9), Brant County (9), Chatham-Kent (7), Haldimand-Norfolk (7), Renfrew County (6), and Peterborough (6).

The remaining 14 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with only 2 health units (Northwestern Health Unit and North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit) reporting no new cases at all — the only time this has happened since the pandemic began.

Of today’s cases, 52% are among people under 40 years of age, with the highest number of cases (516) among people ages 20 to 39. With 992 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has decreased by 0.3% to 83.0%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has decreased by 0.4% since November 13 to to 4.1%, meaning that 41 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on November 15.

A total of 10 new deaths were reported today, including 4 in long-term care facilities. Hospitalizations have increased by 21 to 500, although 41 hospitals did not submit data for today’s report so this number may be under-reported. There are 7 additional patients with COVID-19 in ICUs, and 3 additional patients on ventilators.

A total of 33,351 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has decreased by 9,893 to 16,254.

There are 106 new cases in Ontario schools, a decrease of 10 from November 13, with 63 student cases, 14 staff cases, and 29 cases among unidentified individuals. There are 15 cases in licensed child care settings, a decrease of 7 from November 13, with 8 cases among children and 7 cases among staff.

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There are 6 new cases to report today in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 3 in Northumberland, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Haliburton. After reporting 6 new cases yesterday, there are no new cases to report today in Peterborough. None of the reported new cases in Ontario schools and child care settings are in the greater Kawarthas region.

Additional cases have been resolved in Peterborough (1), Northumberland (2), Kawartha Lakes (1), and Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1).

There are currently 43 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 22 in Peterborough, 11 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 6 in Northumberland, 3 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 179 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (153 resolved with 4 deaths), 191 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (169 resolved with 32 deaths), 60 in Northumberland County (53 resolved with 1 death), 23 in Haliburton County (22 resolved with no deaths), and 93 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (77 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on November 12.

Province-wide, there have been 95,496 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,487 from yesterday, with 79,295 cases resolved (83.0% of all cases), an increase of 992. There have been 3,371 deaths, an increase of 10 from yesterday, with 2,145 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 4 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has decreased by 21 to 500, but 41 hospitals did not submit data for this report so this number may be under-reported. There are 7 additional patients with COVID-19 in ICUs, and 3 additional patients on ventilators. A total of 5,677,273 tests have been completed, an increase of 33,351 from yesterday, with 16,254 tests under investigation, a decrease of 9,893 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. Data from local health units 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: 179 (no change)
Active cases: 22 (decrease of 1)
Close contacts: 32 (increase of 7)
Deaths: 4 (no change)
Resolved: 153 (increase of 1)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 10 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 35,600 (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.

Confirmed positive: 274, including 191 in Kawartha Lakes, 60 in Northumberland, 23 in Haliburton (increase of 6, including 3 in Northumberland, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Haliburton)
Active cases: 10, including 3 in Kawartha Lakes, 6 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (net increase of 3)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
High-risk contacts: 34, including 21 in Kawartha Lakes and 13 in Northumberland (net increase of 12)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 15, including 11 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Deaths: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 244, including 169 in Kawartha Lakes, 53 in Northumberland, 22 in Haliburton (increase of 3, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland)
Institutional outbreaks: Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg (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: 93 (increase of 6)
Active cases: 11 (increase of 5)
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: 77 (increase of 1)
Total swabs completed: 6,379*
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

*This number does not include swabs completed at hospitals and other health care facilities.

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 95,496 (increase of 1,487)
Resolved: 79,295 (increase of 992, 83.0% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 500 (increase of 21)*
Hospitalized and in ICU: 125 (increase of 7)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 70 (increase of 3)
Deaths: 3,371 (increase of 10)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,145 (increase of 4)
Total tests completed: 5,677,273 (increase of 33,351)
Tests under investigation: 16,254 (decrease of 9,893)

*As is always the case on weekends, a number of hospitals (approximately 41) did not submit data to the Daily Bed Census for November 14. The number of hospitalized patients may increase when reporting compliance increases. The number of hospitalizations reported

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from October 16 - November 15, 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 16 – November 15, 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 16 - November 15, 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 16 – November 15, 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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