Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 3,945 new cases today, with the seven-day average of daily cases across the province increasing by 140 to 3,546.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 8 new cases to report and 14 additional cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region decreasing by 6 to 173 (although numbers for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton are unavailable today).
Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (with a record-breaking 1,160 cases), Peel (641), York (357), Windsor-Essex (223), Waterloo (220), Durham (190), Middlesex-London (173), Niagara (151), Ottawa (129), and Halton (118).
There are double-digit increases in Simcoe Muskoka (85), Eastern Ontario (72), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (69), Hamilton (64), Southwestern (49), Brant (42), Lambton (39), Haldimand-Norfolk (22), Thunder Bay (20), Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (19), Northwestern (17), Chatham-Kent (16), Huron Perth (14), Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (10), and Peterborough (10), with smaller increases in Sudbury (8) and Porcupine (7).
The remaining 7 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with only 1 health unit (Timiskaming) reporting no new cases.
Of today’s new cases, 52% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (1,458) among people ages 20-39, followed by 1,099 cases among people ages 40-59. With 2,496 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has decreased by 0.3% to 83.8%. The average positivity rate across Ontario is unavailable on weekends.
Ontario is reporting 61 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 21 deaths in long-term care facilities. Hospitalizations have increased by 26 to 1,483, although this number excludes data from more than 10% of hospitals and is likely under-reported. With 6 more patients with COVID-19 in ICUs reported today, there are now 388 COVID-19 patients in ICUs in Ontario. With 22 more patients with COVID-19 on ventilators reported today, there are now 266 COVID-19 patients on ventilators.
A total of 62,308 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 21,866 to 39,362. A total of 113,246 doses of vaccine have been administered, with 9,983 daily doses administered and 5,884 total vaccinations completed (i.e., both doses administered).
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 8 new cases to report, including 3 in Peterborough and 5 in Hastings Prince Edward. Reports for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton are unavailable for Sundays.
An additional 14 cases have been resolved, including 9 in Peterborough and 5 in Hastings Prince Edward.
There is 1 new hospitalization of a COVID-19 patient (in ICU) in Hastings Prince Edward.
There are currently 167 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 6 from yesterday, including 60 in Peterborough, 39 in Kawartha Lakes, 35 in Northumberland, 28 in Hastings Prince Edward (5 in Quinte West, 16 in Belleville, 2 in Prince Edward County, and 5 in Central Hastings), and 5 in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 435 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (370 resolved with 5 deaths), 308 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (247 resolved with 35 deaths), 291 in Northumberland County (253 resolved with 3 deaths), 37 in Haliburton County (32 resolved with no deaths), and 334 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (301 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Kawartha Lakes on January 8.
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, excluding statutory holidays.
Confirmed positive: 435 (increase of 3)
Active cases: 60 (decrease of 6)
Close contacts: 172 (no change)
Deaths: 5 (no change)
Resolved: 370 (increase of 9)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 19 (no change)*
Total tests completed: Over 40,050 (increase of 100)
Outbreaks: Community Living Trent Highlands group home in Peterborough, Unidentified congregate living facility in Peterborough (no change)
*As of January 8, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting fewer than 10 patients hospitalized with COVID-19. An exact number is not provided.
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 January 9.
Confirmed positive: 627, including 308 in Kawartha Lakes, 291 in Northumberland, and 37 in Haliburton (increase of 8, including 5 in Kawartha Lakes and 3 in Northumberland)*
Active cases: 80, including 39 in Kawartha Lakes, 35 in Northumberland, and 5 in Haliburton (no net change)
Probable cases: 1, in Kawartha Lakes (net decrease of 1)
High-risk contacts: 124, including 41 in Kawartha Lakes, 54 in Northumberland, and 8 in Haliburton (net decrease of 14)**
Hospitalizations (total to date): 26, including 17 in Kawartha Lakes, 8 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)***
Deaths (including among probable cases): 38, including 35 in Kawartha Lakes and 3 in Northumberland (no change))
Resolved: 532, including 247 in Kawartha Lakes, 253 in Northumberland, 32 in Haliburton (increase of 9, including 8 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland)
Institutional outbreaks: Christian Horizons group home in Northumberland, Hope St. Terrace long-term care home in Port Hope, Fenelon Court in Fenelon Falls, Island Park Retirement Residence in Campbellford (increase of 2)****
*The health unit states that total counts and counts for individual counties may fluctuate from previously reported counts as cases are transferred to or from the health unit based on case investigation details and routine data cleaning.
**This total includes 16 high-risk contacts directly followed up through the Public Health Ontario contact tracing process that are missing the contacts’ county.
***As of January 8, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 4 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19.
****Outbreaks were declared at Fenelon Court Long-Term Care Home in Fenelon Falls and Island Park Retirement Residence in Campbellford on January 8.
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 daily reports, excluding statutory holidays.
Confirmed positive: 334 (increase of 5)
Active cases: 28 (no change)
Deaths: 5 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 3 (increase of 1)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 1 (increase of 1)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator (total to date): 0 (no change)
Resolved: 301 (increase of 5)
Swabs completed: 33,686 (increase of 3,498)
Institutional outbreaks: Hastings Manor Beech Villa in Belleville (no change)
Province of Ontario
Confirmed positive: 215,782 (increase of 3,945)
Resolved: 180,720 (increase of 2,496, 83.8% of all cases)
Positivity rate: 6.2% (as of January 8, updates not available on weekends)
Hospitalized: 1,483 (increase of 26)*
Hospitalized and in ICU: 388 (increase of 6)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 266 (increase of 22)
Deaths: 4,983 (increase of 61)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 2,990 (increase of 21)
Total tests completed: 8,501,611 (increase of 62,308)
Tests under investigation: 39,362 (decrease of 21,866)
Vaccinations: 9,983 daily doses administered, 113,246 total doses administered, 5,884 total vaccinations completed (both doses)
*This number excludes data from more than 10% of hospitals and is likely under-reported.
For more information about COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.