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 COVID-19 cases for the second straight day, with today’s 1,924 cases exceeding by 65 yesterday’s record of 1,859. The average number of daily cases over the past seven days has increased by 31 to 1,795.
There are 2 new cases to report today in the greater Kawarthas region, in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (from a workplace outbreak at Walmart Supercentre in Trenton). The total number of active cases across the region has decreased by 7 to 93. 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 (568), Peel (477), York (249), and Durham (104).
There are double-digit increases in Hamilton (87), Ottawa (61), Halton (51), Waterloo (47), Simcoe Muskoka (44), Niagara (35), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (32), Windsor-Essex (31), Middlesex-London (22), Eastern Ontario Health Unit (17), Southwestern Public Health (15), Leeds, Grenville & Lanark (13), Huron Perth (10), and Brant County (10), with smaller increases in Thunder Bay (7), Haldimand-Norfolk (7), and Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (7).
The remaining 13 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, 54% are among people under 40 years of age, with the highest number of cases (715) among people ages 20 to 39 followed by 527 cases among people ages 40 to 59. With 1,574 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has decreased by 0.1% to 84.8%. The average positivity rate across Ontario is unavailable on weekends.
Ontario is reporting 15 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 7 in long-term care facilities. Hospitalizations have decreased by 8 to 701, although this number excludes data from around 45 hospitals. There are 2 more patients with COVID-19 in ICUs and 7 fewer patients on ventilators.
A total of 59,251 tests were completed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has decreased by 15,343 to 47,850.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 2 new cases to report in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (from a workplace outbreak at Walmart Supercentre in Trenton).
There are no new cases in Peterborough. Reports for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton are not available on Sundays.
An additional 6 cases have been resolved in Peterborough and 3 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties.
There are currently 93 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 39 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 28 in Northumberland, 18 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 (204 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 171 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (127 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on November 23.
Province-wide, there have been 127,309 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,924 from yesterday, with 107,990 resolved cases (84.8% of all cases), an increase of 1,574 from yesterday. There have been 3,772 deaths, an increase of 15 from yesterday, with 2,378 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 8 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations has decreased by 8 to 701, although this number excludes data from around 45 hospitals. There are 2 more patients with COVID-19 in ICUs and 7 fewer patients on ventilators. A total of 6,581,306 tests have been completed, an increase of 59,251 from yesterday, with 47,850 tests under investigation, a decrease of 15,343 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 (no change)
Active cases: 18 (decrease of 6)
Close contacts: 51 (no change)
Deaths: 5 (no change)
Resolved: 204 (increase of 6)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 12*
Total tests completed: Over 37,300 (increase of 150)
Institutional outbreaks: Fairhaven (no change)
*Peterborough Regional Health Centre reports that, as of December 4, there are 2 patients with COVID-19 on inpatient units and 1 patient with COVID-19 in 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. These numbers are from December 5.
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: 171 (increase of 2)
Active cases: 39 (decrease 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: 127 (increase of 3)
New swabs completed: 70
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)
Province of Ontario
Confirmed positive: 127,309 (increase of 1,924)
Resolved: 107,990 (increase of 1,574, 84.8% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 701 (decrease of 8)*
Hospitalized and in ICU: 204 (increase of 2)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 109 (decrease of 7)
Deaths: 3,772 (increase of 15)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,378 (increase of 8)
Total tests completed: 6,581,306 (increase of 59,251)
Tests under investigation: 47,850 (decrease of 15,343)
*Around 45 hospitals did not submit data to the Daily Bed Census for December 4. The number of hospitalized patients may increase when reporting compliance increases.
For more information about COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.