Ontario reports 1,534 new COVID-19 cases with 14 new deaths

Peterborough moves to 'yellow-protect' level on Monday with 1 new case and 3 additional cases resolved for 21 active cases

A laboratory worker completes a COVID-19 test

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

Today, Ontario is reporting 1,534 new COVID-19 cases, with the average number of daily cases over the past seven days increasing by 41 to 1,415.

Peel leads the province with 490 new cases reported today, followed by Toronto at 460 cases and York at 130. Both Peel and Toronto will be going into lockdown on Monday (November 23).

There were also double-digit increases in Hamilton (66), Waterloo (54), Durham (50), Halton (48), Ottawa (32), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (30), Windsor-Essex (29), Simcoe Muskoka (24), Niagara (22), Grey Bruce (16), Brant County (12), Thunder Bay (11), and Haldimand-Norfolk (10), with smaller increases in Eastern Ontario Health Unit (7) and Middlesex-London (7).

The remaining 16 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 4 health units reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s cases, 55% are among people under 40 years of age, with the highest number of cases (562) among people ages 20 to 39 followed by 404 cases among people ages 40 to 59. With 1,429 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to 84.2%. The average positivity rate across Ontario is not available on weekends.

Ontario reported 14 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 7 in long-term care facilities. Hospitalizations have decreased by 29 to 484, but data from around 40 hospitals was not submitted for today’s report so this number is likely inaccurate. One additional patient with COVID-19 was admitted to an ICU and 2 additional patients are on ventilators.

A total of 46,389 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has decreased by 12,620 to 30,427.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there is 1 new case to report today in Peterborough. With 3 additional cases resolved, there are 21 active cases as the Peterborough Public Health region moves into the “yellow-protect” level at 12:01 a.m. on Monday (November 23).

Individual health unit reports are unavailable on weekends for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, or Hastings and Prince Edward counties. However, the Ontario data indicates there were 4 new cases for Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit and 4 new cases for Hastings Prince Edward Public Health on November 21. These numbers, along with those for November 22, will be confirmed in tomorrow’s update.

There are currently 45 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 21 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 192 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (167 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 103,912 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,534 from yesterday, with 87,508 cases resolved (84.2% of all cases), an increase of 1,429 from yesterday. There have been 3,486 deaths, an increase of 14 from yesterday, with 2,213 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 7 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has decreased by 29 to 484, but data from around 40 hospitals was not submitted for today’s report so this number is likely inaccurate. One additional patient with COVID-19 was admitted to an ICU and 2 additional patients are on ventilators. A total of 5,920,252 tests have been completed, an increase of 46,389 from yesterday, with 30,427 tests under investigation, a decrease of 12,620 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: 192 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 21 (decrease of 2)
Close contacts: 45 (decrease of 1)
Deaths: 4 (no change)
Resolved: 167 (increase of 3)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 10 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 36,100 (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. 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: 103,912 (increase of 1,534)
Resolved: 87,508 (increase of 1,429, 84.2% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 484 (decrease of 29)*
Hospitalized and in ICU: 147 (increase of 1)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 89 (increase of 2)
Deaths: 3,486 (increase of 14)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,213 (increase of 7)
Total tests completed: 5,920,252 (increase of 46,389)
Tests under investigation: 30,427 (decrease of 12,620)

*Approximately 40 hospitals did not submit data to the daily bed census for November 20. The number of hospitalized patients may increase when reporting compliance increases.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from October 22 - November 21, 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 22 – November 21, 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 22 - November 21, 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 22 – November 21, 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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