Ontario reports 1,822 new COVID-19 cases, including 1 in Peterborough

Hospitalizations across province rise by 54, with 29 new deaths including 11 in long-term care homes

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.

Ontario is reporting 1,822 new COVID-19 cases today, slightly less than yesterday’s record high of 1,855 cases. The average number of daily cases over the past seven days has increased by 34 to 1,523.

Most of the new cases reported today are in Toronto (566) and Peel (516), and York (145), with a substantial increase of cases in Waterloo (105) and Hamilton (102).

There have been double-digit increases in Halton (68), Windsor-Essex (57), Durham (48), Ottawa (46), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (25), Simcoe Muskoka (21), Niagara (21), Middlesex-London (20), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (13), Huron Perth (11), Thunder Bay (10), and Grey Bruce (10), with smaller increases in Southwestern Public Health (7) and Haldimand-Norfolk (6).

The remaining 15 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 5 health units reporting no new cases at all.

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Of today’s cases, 52% are among people under 40 years of age, with the highest number of cases (688) among people ages 20 to 39 followed by 519 cases among people ages 40 to 59. With 1,510 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases remains unchanged at 84.8%. The Ontario government does not release the average positivity rate across Ontario on weekends.

Ontario reported 29 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 11 in long-term care facilities. Hospitalizations have increased by 54 to 595, with 4 additional patients with COVID-19 in ICUs and 2 fewer patients on ventilators. A total of 55,086 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has increased by 1,978 to 56,219.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have increased by 63.2 per cent over the past four weeks. (Graphic: Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table)
Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have increased by 63.2 per cent over the past four weeks. (Graphic: Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table)

In the greater Kawarthas region, there is one new case to report in Peterborough, with an additional 2 cases resolved.

Reports are not available on weekends for Hastings and Prince Edward counties, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes, or Haliburton. On November 27, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit declared a workplace outbreak at Cameco Fuel Manufacturing on Dorset Street in Port Hope after a third employee tested positive for COVID-19.

There are currently 76 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 31 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 22 in Peterborough, 14 in Northumberland, 4 in Haliburton, and 5 in Kawartha Lakes.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 211 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (184 resolved with 5 deaths), 197 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (173 resolved with 32 deaths), 79 in Northumberland County (64 resolved with 1 death), 28 in Haliburton County (24 resolved with no deaths), and 128 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (92 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on November 23.

Province-wide, there have been 113,038 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,822 from yesterday, with 95,876 cases resolved (84.8% of all cases), an increase of 1,510 from yesterday. There have been 3,624 deaths, an increase of 29 from yesterday, with 2,294 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 11 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has increased by 54 to 595, with 4 additional patients with COVID-19 in ICUs and 2 fewer patients on ventilators. A total of 6,181,551 tests have been completed, an increase of 55,086 from yesterday, with 56,219 tests under investigation, an increase of 1,978 from yesterday.

The provincial data in this report is pulled from Ontario’s integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) at 12 p.m. the previous day. Data from local health units is more current and is usually reflected in the provincial data the following day. There may be discrepancies between the Ontario data reported today (which is from yesterday) and the local health unit data reported today (which is from today).

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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: 211 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 22 (decrease of 1)
Close contacts: 66 (no change)
Deaths: 5 (no change)
Resolved: 184 (increase of 2)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 10 (no change)*
Total tests completed: Over 36,600 (increase of 200)
Institutional outbreaks: Fairhaven (no change)

*The health unit is no longer reporting the total number of hospitalizations.

 

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 27.

Confirmed positive: 304, including 197 in Kawartha Lakes, 79 in Northumberland, 28 in Haliburton (increase of 6, including 2 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton)
Active cases: 23, including 5 in Kawartha Lakes, 14 in Northumberland, and 4 in Haliburton (no net change)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
High-risk contacts: 88, including 11 in Kawartha Lakes, 71 in Northumberland, and 6 in Haliburton (increase of 22 in Northumberland)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 16, including 11 in Kawartha Lakes, 4 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Deaths: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 261, including 173 in Kawartha Lakes, 64 in Northumberland, 24 in Haliburton (increase of 6, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes, 4 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton)
Institutional outbreaks: None (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. These numbers are from November 27.

Confirmed positive: 128 (increase of 6)
Active cases: 31 (increase of 4)
Deaths: 5 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 1 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 1 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator (total to date): 0 (no change)
Resolved: 92 (increase of 2)
New swabs completed: 2,626 (decrease of 2,991)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 113,038 (increase of 1,822)
Resolved: 95,876 (increase of 1,510, 84.8% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 595 (decrease of 54)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 155 (increase of 4)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 99 (decrease of 2)
Deaths: 3,624 (increase of 29)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,294 (increase of 11)
Total tests completed: 6,181,551 (increase of 55,086)
Tests under investigation: 56,219 (increase of 1,978)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from October 28 - November 27, 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 28 – November 27, 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 28 - November 27, 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 28 – November 27, 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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