Ontario reports 1,249 new COVID-19 cases, including 1 in greater Kawarthas region

Provincial positivity rate jumps to 6.1%, 12 new deaths, 29 new hospitalizations including 1 in Northumberland

COVID-19 tests in a laboratory. (Stock photo)

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

Today, Ontario is reporting 1,249 new COVID-19 cases, the 12th straight day of more than 1,000 new daily cases, with the average number of daily cases over the past 12 days decreasing slightly to 1,339.

Most of the new cases are in Toronto (569) and Peel (256), with smaller increases in York (94), Durham (69), Halton (58), Waterloo (42), Niagara (27), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (22), Simoce Muskoka (19), Hamilton (19), Windsor-Essex (16), Ottawa (11), Thunder Bay (9), Brant County (9), Chatham-Kent (6), and Southwestern Public Health (6).

The remaining 18 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 8 health units reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s cases, half are among people under 40 years of age, with the highest number of cases (452) among people ages 20 to 39. With 1,135 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to 83.1%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has jumped by 2.0% to 6.1%, meaning that 61 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on November 16.

A total of 12 new deaths were reported today, including 3 in long-term care facilities. Hospitalizations have increased by 29 to 529, with 2 additional patients with COVID-19 in ICUs and 5 additional patients on ventilators.

A total of 25,435 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has increased by 9,181 to 25,435.

There are 133 new cases in Ontario schools, an increase of 27 from yesterday, with 73 student cases, 23 staff cases, and 37 cases among unidentified individuals. There are 20 cases in licensed child care settings, an increase of 5 from yesterday, with 12 cases among children and 8 cases among staff.

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For the second day in a row, there are no new cases to report in Peterborough. There are no new cases in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, Kawartha Lakes, or Haliburton. An additional case has been resolved in Hastings and Prince Edward counties.

There is 1 new case to report in Northumberland and 1 new hospitalization in Northumberland. An additional case in Northumberland has been resolved.

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

There are currently 42 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 22 in Peterborough, 10 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), 61 in Northumberland County (54 resolved with 1 death), 23 in Haliburton County (22 resolved with no deaths), and 93 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (78 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on November 12.

Province-wide, there have been 96,745 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,249 from yesterday, with 80,430 cases resolved (83.1% of all cases), an increase of 1,135. There have been 3,383 deaths, an increase of 12 from yesterday, with 2,148 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 3 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has increased by 29 to 529, there are 2 additional patients with COVID-19 in ICUs, and 5 additional patients on ventilators. A total of 5,703,741 tests have been completed, an increase of 26,468 from yesterday, with 25,435 tests under investigation, an increase of 9,181 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 (no change)
Close contacts: 32 (no change)
Deaths: 4 (no change)
Resolved: 153 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 10 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 35,650 (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: 275, including 191 in Kawartha Lakes, 61 in Northumberland, 23 in Haliburton (increase of 1, in Northumberland)
Active cases: 10, including 3 in Kawartha Lakes, 6 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
High-risk contacts: 29, including 19 in Kawartha Lakes and 10 in Northumberland (decrease of 5)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 16, including 11 in Kawartha Lakes, 4 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (increase of 1, in Northumberland)
Deaths: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 245, including 169 in Kawartha Lakes, 54 in Northumberland, 22 in Haliburton (increase of 1, 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 (no change)
Active cases: 10 (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: 78 (increase of 1)
Total swabs completed: 6,379 (no change)*
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: 96,745 (increase of 1,249)
Resolved: 80,430 (increase of 1,135, 83.1% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 529 (increase of 29)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 127 (increase of 2)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 75 (increase of 5)
Deaths: 3,383 (increase of 12)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,148 (increase of 3)
Total tests completed: 5,703,741 (increase of 26,468)
Tests under investigation: 25,435 (increase of 9,181)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from October 17 - November 16, 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 17 – November 16, 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 17 - November 16, 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 17 – November 16, 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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