Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 3,422 new cases today, with the seven-day average of daily cases across the province decreasing by 75 to 3,143.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 12 new cases to report with two new outbreaks, and 12 additional cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region remaining unchanged at 145. However, the numbers do not include Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton, as the health unit does not issue a report on Sundays.
Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (1,035), Peel (585), Windsor-Essex (254), York (246), Niagara (186), Middlesex-London (166), Ottawa (144), and Waterloo (144).
There are double-digit increases in Durham (97), Hamilton (91), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (66), Lambton (64), Halton (59), Southwestern (58), Simcoe Muskoka (47), Eastern Ontario (45), Huron Perth (36), Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (19), Thunder Bay (15), Haldimand-Norfolk (13), and Peterborough (10), with smaller increases in Chatham-Kent (9), Leeds, Grenville & Lanark (6), Grey Bruce (6), and Brant (6).
The remaining 9 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 4 health units reporting no new cases at all.
Of today’s new cases, 51% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (1,314) among people ages 20-39, followed by 997 cases among people ages 40-59. With 3,078 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to 85.6%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has increased since yesterday by 0.3% to 5.2%, meaning that 52 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on January 16.
Ontario is reporting 69 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 36 in long-term care homes. Hospitalizations have decreased by 62 from yesterday to 1,570, although this number is likely under-reported as more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for today’s report. The number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs has decreased by 2 to 395, and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators has increased by 12 to 293.
A total of 60,183 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 20,284 to 30,103. A total of 200,097 doses of vaccine have been administered, with 11,007 daily doses administered and 21,714 total vaccinations completed (i.e., both doses administered).
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 12 new cases to report, including 7 in Hastings Prince Edward and 5 in Peterborough. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit does not issue a report for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton on Sundays; numbers shown here are based on the January 16 report from the health unit.
An additional 12 cases have been resolved, including 6 in Peterborough and 6 in Hastings Prince Edward.
Outbreaks were declared at The Regency retirement home in Lakefield and Centennial Place long-term care home in Millbrook on January 17. Details on the outbreaks were not available when this update was published.
There are currently 145 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, unchanged from yesterday, including 57 in Peterborough, 40 in Northumberland, 28 in Hastings Prince Edward (6 in Quinte West, 18 in Belleville, 1 in Prince Edward County, and 2 in Central Hastings), 19 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 481 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (418 resolved with 6 deaths), 328 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (287 resolved with 36 deaths), 335 in Northumberland County (290 resolved with 5 deaths), 39 in Haliburton County (38 resolved with no deaths), and 356 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (323 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on January 16.
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: 481 (increase of 5)
Active cases: 57 (decrease of 1)
Close contacts: 115 (increase of 4)
Deaths: 6 (no change)
Resolved: 418 (increase of 6)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 19 (no change)*
Total tests completed: Over 40,500 (increase of 50)
Outbreaks: Fairhaven long-term care home in Peterborough, The Regency retirement home in Lakefield, Centennial Place long-term care home in Millbrook (increase of 2)**
*As of January 15, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting fewer than 10 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, with fewer than 10 patients transferred from other areas as a result of a provincial directive. The hospital is not providing exact numbers of patients.
**Outbreaks were declared at The Regency retirement home in Lakefield and Centennial Place long-term care home in Millbrook on January 17.
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 16.
Confirmed positive: 703, including 329 in Kawartha Lakes, 335 in Northumberland, and 39 in Haliburton (increase of 10, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 9 in Northumberland)*
Active cases: 60, including 19 in Kawartha Lakes, 40 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (net decrease of 2)
Probable cases: 3, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland (decrease of 3 in Northumberland)
High-risk contacts: 149, including 64 in Kawartha Lakes, 53 in Northumberland, and 11 in Haliburton (net decrease of 4)**
Hospitalizations (total to date): 29, including 19 in Kawartha Lakes, 9 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)***
Deaths (including among probable cases): 41, including 36 in Kawartha Lakes and 5 in Northumberland (no change)
Resolved: 614, including 287 in Kawartha Lakes, 290 in Northumberland, 38 in Haliburton (increase of 14, including 8 in Kawartha Lakes and 6 in Northumberland)
Institutional outbreaks: Hope St. Terrace long-term care home in Port Hope, Fenelon Court in Fenelon Falls, Island Park Retirement Residence in Campbellford, Maplewood long-term care home in Brighton, Caressant Care McLaughlin Road in Lindsay, Tower of Port Hope, Canadian Centre for Addictions in Port Hope, Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg (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 an additional 21 high-risk contacts directly followed up through the Public Health Ontario contact tracing process that are missing the contacts’ county.
***As of January 15, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 5 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19.
****An outbreak was declared at Canadian Centre for Addictions in Port Hope on January 15, and an outbreak was declared at Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg on January 16 after 1 staff member tested positive.
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: 356 (increase of 7)
Active cases: 28 (increase of 1)
Deaths: 5 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 3 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 0 (decrease of 1)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator (total to date): 0 (no change)
Resolved: 323 (increase of 6)
Tests completed: 38,063
Institutional outbreaks: Hastings Manor Beech Villa in Belleville, Crown Ridge long-term care home in Quinte West (no change)
Province of Ontario
Confirmed positive: 237,786 (increase of 3,422)
Resolved: 203,484 (increase of 3,078, 85.6% of all cases)
Positivity rate: 5.2% (increase of 0.3%)
Hospitalized: 1,570 (decrease of 62)*
Hospitalized and in ICU: 395 (decrease of 2)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 293 (increase of 12)
Deaths: 5,409 (increase of 69)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,198 (increase of 36)
Total tests completed: 8,925,446 (increase of 60,183)
Tests under investigation: 30,103 (decrease of 20,284)
Vaccinations: 11,007 daily doses administered, 200,097 total doses administered, 21,714 total vaccinations completed (both doses)
*As more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for this report, this number is likely under-reported.
For more information about COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.