Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting a record increase of 1,859 new COVID-19 cases today, slightly exceeding the previous record of 1,855 reported on November 27. The average number of daily cases over the past seven days has increased by 6 to 1,764.
There are 12 new cases to report in the greater Kawarthas region, with the total number of active cases across the region increasing to 100. Effective Monday (December 7), the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit region will join Peterborough Public Health and Hastings Prince Edward Health in Ontario’s ‘Yellow-Protect‘ level.
Most of the new cases reported today are in Toronto (504), Peel (463), and York (198).
There are double-digit increases in Hamilton (89), Windsor-Essex (86), Ottawa (72), Halton (68), Waterloo (64), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (48), Simcoe Muskoka (44), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (41), Durham (41), Middlesex-London (25), Niagara (23), Southwestern Public Health (15), Thunder Bay (13), Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (13), with smaller increases in Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (7), Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (6), and Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit (6).
The remaining 14 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with only 3 health units (all in northern Ontario) 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 (712) among people ages 20 to 39 followed by 589 cases among people ages 40 to 59. With 1,624 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to 84.9%. The average positivity rate across Ontario is unavailable on weekends.
Ontario is reporting 20 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 13 in long-term care facilities. Hospitalizations have increased by 35 to 709, with 6 fewer patients with COVID-19 in ICUs and no change in the number of patients on ventilators.
A total of 59,399 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has increased by 790 to 63,193.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 12 new cases to report, including 5 in Northumberland, 3 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 2 in Peterborough, and 2 in Kawartha Lakes. There are no new cases to report in Haliburton.
An additional 5 cases have been resolved in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 4 in Peterborough, 1 in Kawarthas Lakes, and 1 in Haliburton.
There are currently 100 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 40 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 28 in Northumberland, 24 in Peterborough, and 8 in Kawartha Lakes. There are no active cases in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 227 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (198 resolved with 5 deaths), 204 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (177 resolved with 32 deaths), 109 in Northumberland County (80 resolved with 1 death), 27 in Haliburton County (27 resolved with no deaths), and 169 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (124 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on November 23.
Province-wide, there have been 125,385 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,859 from yesterday, with 106,416 resolved cases (84.9% of all cases), an increase of 1,624 from yesterday. There have been 3,757 deaths, an increase of 20 from yesterday, with 2,370 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 13 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has increased by 35 to 709, with 6 fewer patients with COVID-19 in ICUs and no change in the number of patients on ventilators. A total of 6,522,055 tests have been completed, an increase of 59,399 from yesterday, with 63,193 tests under investigation, an increase of 790 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).
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: 227 (increase of 2)
Active cases: 24 (decrease of 2)
Close contacts: 51 (increase of 7)
Deaths: 5 (no change)
Resolved: 198 (increase of 4)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 12*
Total tests completed: Over 37,150 (increase of 50)
Institutional outbreaks: Fairhaven (no change)
*Peterborough Regional Health Centre reports there are currently 2 patients with COVID-19 on inpatient units and 1 patient with COVID-19 in the ICU (transferred from a partner hospital).
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 Saturday, excluding statutory holidays.
Confirmed positive: 340, including 204 in Kawartha Lakes, 109 in Northumberland, 27 in Haliburton (increase of 7, including 5 in Northumberland and 2 in Kawartha Lakes)
Active cases: 36, including 8 in Kawartha Lakes and 28 in Northumberland (net increase of 5)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
High-risk contacts: 185, including 23 in Kawartha Lakes, 160 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton (net increase of 7)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 16, including 11 in Kawartha Lakes, 4 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Deaths: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 284, including 177 in Kawartha Lakes, 80 in Northumberland, 27 in Haliburton (increase of 2, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes 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.
Effective December 5, the health unit is providing daily reports, excluding statutory holidays.
Confirmed positive: 169 (increase of 3)
Active cases: 40 (increase of 1)
Deaths: 5 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 0 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 0 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator (total to date): 0 (no change)
Resolved: 124 (increase of 5)
Total swabs completed: 44,937*
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)
*The health unit is again reporting the total swabs completed, instead of only those completed the previous day.
Province of Ontario
Confirmed positive: 125,385 (increase of 1,859)
Resolved: 106,416 (increase of 1,624, 84.9% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 709 (increase of 35)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 202 (decrease of 5)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 116 (no change)
Deaths: 3,757 (increase of 20)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,370 (increase of 13)
Total tests completed: 6,522,055 (increase of 59,399)
Tests under investigation: 63,193 (increase of 790)
For more information about COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.