Ontario reports new record high of 1,588 COVID-19 cases, with 21 new deaths

Three new cases and 23 active cases in Peterborough as health unit region moves into 'yellow-protect' level on Monday

A COVID-19 test being conducted 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 a new single-day record of 1,588 COVID-19 cases, exceeding the previous high of 1,581 reported on November 14. The average number of daily cases over the past seven days has increased by 1 to 1,374.

Peel continues to lead the province with 522 new cases reported today, followed by Toronto at 450 cases and York at 153. Both Peel and Toronto will be moving into Ontario’s lockdown level on Monday (November 23).

There were also double-digit increases in Durham (56), Halton (53), Windsor-Essex (47), Hamilton (47), Waterloo (42), Ottawa (36), Niagara (34), Simcoe Muskoka (26), Middlesex-London (26), Brant County (23), and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (19), with smaller increases in Thunder Bay (9), Huron Perth (7), Southwestern Public Health (6), Haldimand-Norfolk (6), and Peterborough (6).

The remaining 15 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 (590) among people ages 20 to 39 followed by 458 cases among people ages 40 to 59. With 1,363 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases remains unchanged at 84.1%. The average positivity rate across Ontario is not available on weekends.

Ontario reported 21 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 13 in long-term care facilities. Hospitalizations have decreased by 4 to 513, with 4 additional patients with COVID-19 in ICUs and 5 fewer patients on ventilators.

A total of 46,671 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has decreased by 3,562 to 43,047.

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In the greater Kawartha region, there are 3 new cases to report today in Peterborough, with 1 additional case resolved. The area served by Peterborough Public Health will be moving into Ontario’s ‘yellow-protect’ level on Monday (November 23).

Reports are unavailable on weekends for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, or Hastings and Prince Edward counties.

There are currently 47 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 23 in Peterborough, 15 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 4 in Northumberland, 3 in Kawartha Lakes, and 2 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 191 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (164 resolved with 4 deaths), 191 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (169 resolved with 32 deaths), 63 in Northumberland County (58 resolved with 1 death), 24 in Haliburton County (22 resolved with no deaths), and 101 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (81 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on November 12.

Province-wide, there have been 102,378 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,588 from yesterday, with 86,079 cases resolved (84.1% of all cases), an increase of 1,363 from yesterday. There have been 3,472 deaths, an increase of 21 from yesterday, with 2,206 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 13 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has decreased by 4 to 513, with 4 additional patients with COVID-19 in ICUs and 5 fewer patients on ventilators. A total of 5,873,863 tests have been completed, an increase of 46,671 from yesterday, with 43,047 tests under investigation, a decrease of 3,562 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: 191 (increase of 3)
Active cases: 23 (increase of 2)
Close contacts: 46 (decrease of 7)
Deaths: 4 (no change)
Resolved: 164 (increase of 1)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 10 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 36,000 (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. These numbers are from November 20.

Confirmed positive: 278, including 191 in Kawartha Lakes, 63 in Northumberland, 24 in Haliburton (increase of 3, including 2 in Northumberland and 1 in Haliburton)
Active cases: 9, including 3 in Kawartha Lakes, 4 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton (no net change)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
High-risk contacts: 29, including 15 in Kawartha Lakes and 14 in Northumberland (net increase of 1)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 16, including 11 in Kawartha Lakes, 4 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Deaths: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 249, including 169 in Kawartha Lakes, 58 in Northumberland, 22 in Haliburton (increase of 3, in Northumberland)
Institutional outbreaks: None (decrease of 1)*

*The outbreak at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg was declared over on November 19.

 

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 20.

Confirmed positive: 101 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 15 (decrease of 2)
Deaths: 5 (no change)
Hospitalized (total to date): 8 (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: 81 (increase of 3)
Total swabs completed: 7,079 (no change)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 102,378 (increase of 1,588)
Resolved: 86,079 (increase of 1,363, 84.1% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 513 (decrease of 5)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 146 (increase of 4)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 87 (decrease of 5)
Deaths: 3,472 (increase of 21)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,206 (increase of 13)
Total tests completed: 5,873,863 (increase of 46,671)
Tests under investigation: 43,047 (decrease of 3,562)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from October 21 - November 20, 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 21 – November 20, 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 21 - November 20, 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 21 – November 20, 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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