Ontario reports 1,708 new COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths

No new cases in Peterborough, outbreak declared at Canadian Centre for Addictions in Port Hope

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.

Ontario is reporting 1,708 new COVID-19 cases today, with the average number of daily cases over the past seven days increasing by 25 to 1,548.

Most of the new cases reported today are in Peel (503), Toronto (463), and York (185), with double-digit increases in Ottawa (79), Durham (73), Waterloo (63), Hamilton (60), Windsor-Essex (37), Halton (31), Simcoe Muskoka (30), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (30), Niagara (28), Middlesex-London (20), Thunder Bay (19), Southwestern Public Health (17), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (10), and Brant County (10), and smaller increases in Huron Perth (9).

The remaining 16 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with only 3 health units reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s cases, 53% are among people under 40 years of age, with the highest number of cases (652) among people ages 20 to 39 followed by 505 cases among people ages 40 to 59. With 1,443 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases remains unchanged at 84.8%. The average positivity rate across Ontario is unavailable on weekends.

Ontario reported 24 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 7 in long-term care facilities. Hospitalizations decreased by 9 to 586, although this number does not include data from around 40 hospitals. There is 1 additional patient with COVID-19 in an ICU and 8 fewer patients on ventilators. A total of 53,959 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has decreased by 17,495 to 38,724.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are no new cases to report today in Peterborough.

Reports are not available on weekends for Hastings and Prince Edward counties, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes, or Haliburton. However, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit declared an outbreak on November 28 at the Canadian Centre for Addictions in Port Hope after a symptomatic staff person 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 114,746 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,708 from yesterday, with 97,319 cases resolved (84.8% of all cases), an increase of 1,443 from yesterday. There have been 3,648 deaths, an increase of 24 from yesterday, with 2,301 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 7 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has decreased by 9 to 586, although this number does not include data from around 40 hospitals. There is 1 additional patient with COVID-19 in an ICU and 8 fewer patients on ventilators. A total of 6,235,510 tests have been completed, an increase of 53,959 from yesterday, with 38,724 tests under investigation, a decrease of 17,495 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 (no change)
Active cases: 22 (no change)
Close contacts: 70 (increase of 4)
Deaths: 5 (no change)
Resolved: 184 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 10 (no change)*
Total tests completed: Over 36,700 (increase of 100)
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: 114,746 (increase of 1,708)
Resolved: 97,319 (increase of 1,443, 84.8% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 586 (decrease of 9)*
Hospitalized and in ICU: 156 (increase of 1)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 91 (decrease of 8)
Deaths: 3,648 (increase of 24)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,301 (increase of 7)
Total tests completed: 6,235,510 (increase of 53,959)
Tests under investigation: 38,724 (increase of 17,495)

*Around 40 hospitals did not submit data for the daily bed census for November 27. The number of hospitalized patients may increase when reporting compliance increases.

 New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from October 29 - November 28, 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 29 – November 28, 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 29 - November 28, 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 29 – November 28, 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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