Ontario reports 2,655 new COVID-19 cases, including 14 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases decrease to 136, with 7 new cases in Peterborough, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, and 2 in Northumberland

Public health nurse Simone Jackson wearing personal protective equipment as she prepares to open a swab to test a patient for COVID-19 in Peterborough Public Health's clinic. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Public Health)
Public health nurse Simone Jackson wearing personal protective equipment as she prepares to open a swab to test a patient for COVID-19 in Peterborough Public Health's clinic. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Public Health)

Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.

Ontario is reporting 2,655 new cases today, with the seven-day average of daily cases across the province decreasing by 43 to 2,850.

In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 14 new cases to report and 27 additional cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region decreasing by 13 to 136.

Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (925), Peel (473), York (226), Windsor-Essex (179), Niagara (129), and Waterloo (101).

There are double-digit increases in Ottawa (86), Hamilton (75), Simcoe Muskoka (71), Durham (70), Middlesex-London (65), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (56), Halton (51), Southwestern (20), Thunder Bay (17), Eastern Ontario (16), Haldimand-Norfolk (16), Porcupine (14), Chatham-Kent (13), Lambton (12), and Huron Perth (11), with smaller increases in Peterborough (9) and Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (7).

The remaining 11 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 5 health units reporting no new cases at all.

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Of today’s new cases, 50% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (1,003) among people ages 20-39, followed by 800 cases among people ages 40-59. With 3,714 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.6% to 86.9%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has decreased since yesterday by 1.8% to 4.9%, meaning that 49 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on January 19.

Ontario is reporting 89 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 42 in long-term care homes. Hospitalizations have decreased by 28 from yesterday to 1,598, with the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs decreasing by 5 to 395, and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators increasing by 4 to 296.

A total of 54,307 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation increasing by 12,213 to 48,963. A total of 237,918 doses of vaccine have now been administered, with 13,784 daily doses administered and 32,361 total vaccinations completed (i.e., both doses administered).

Due to the winter break and the remote learning period during the state of emergency, there will be no data to report for schools in southern Ontario until at least January 26. There are 26 new cases in licensed child care settings in Ontario, a decrease of 24 from yesterday, with 12 cases among children and 14 cases among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 14 new cases to report, including 7 in Peterborough, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, and 2 in Northumberland. There are no new cases to report in Haliburton.

None of the new cases reported today in licensed child care settings are in the greater Kawarthas region.

An additional 27 cases have been resolved, including 10 in Peterborough, 10 in Northumberland, 6 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Hastings Prince Edward.

There are currently 136 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 13 from yesterday, including 47 in Peterborough, 39 in Northumberland, 26 in Hastings Prince Edward (10 in Quinte West, 14 in Belleville, and 1 in Prince Edward County), 20 in Kawartha Lakes, and 4 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 495 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (442 resolved with 6 deaths), 342 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (299 resolved with 36 deaths), 350 in Northumberland County (305 resolved with 6 deaths), 43 in Haliburton County (39 resolved with no deaths), and 363 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (332 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Northumberland on January 17.

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, excluding statutory holidays.

Confirmed positive: 495 (increase of 7)
Active cases: 47 (decrease of 3)
Close contacts: 77 (decrease of 14)
Deaths: 6 (no change)
Resolved: 442 (increase of 10)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 20 (no change)*
Total tests completed: Over 40,700 (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 (no change)

*As of January 20, 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.

 

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: 735, including 342 in Kawartha Lakes, 350 in Northumberland, and 43 in Haliburton (increase of 4, including 2 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland)*
Active cases: 63, including 20 in Kawartha Lakes, 39 in Northumberland, and 4 in Haliburton (decrease of 11)
Probable cases: 2 in Kawartha Lakes (decrease of 1 in Kawartha Lakes)
High-risk contacts: 165, including 78 in Kawartha Lakes, 57 in Northumberland, and 14 in Haliburton (no change)**
Hospitalizations (total to date): 29, including 19 in Kawartha Lakes, 9 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)***
Deaths (including among probable cases): 42, including 36 in Kawartha Lakes and 6 in Northumberland (no change)
Resolved: 643, including 299 in Kawartha Lakes, 305 in Northumberland, 39 in Haliburton (increase of 16, including 6 in Kawartha Lakes and 10 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, Warkworth Place long-term care home in Warkworth (no change)

*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 18 high-risk contacts directly followed up through the Public Health Ontario contact tracing process that are missing the contacts’ county.

***As of January 19, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 4 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19.

 

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: 363 (increase of 3)
Active cases: 26 (increase of 1)
Deaths: 5 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 1 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 0 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator (total to date): 0 (no change)
Resolved: 332 (increase of 1)
Tests completed: 38,410
Institutional outbreaks: Hastings Manor Beech Villa in Belleville, Crown Ridge long-term care home in Quinte West (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 244,932 (increase of 2,655)
Resolved: 212,897 (increase of 3,714, 86.9% of all cases)
Positivity rate: 4.9% (decrease of 1.9%)
Hospitalized: 1,598 (decrease of 28)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 395 (decrease of 5)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 296 (increase of 4)
Deaths: 5,568 (increase of 89)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,274 (increase of 42)
Total tests completed: 9,054,585 (increase of 54,307)
Tests under investigation: 48,963 (increase of 12,213)
Vaccinations: 13,784 daily doses administered, 237,918 total doses administered, 32,361 total vaccinations completed (both doses)

COVID-19 cases in Ontario from December 20, 2020 - January 19, 2021. 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 cases in Ontario from December 20, 2020 – January 19, 2021. 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 December 20, 2020 - January 19, 2021. 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 December 20, 2020 – January 19, 2021. 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 hospitalizations and ICU admissions in Ontario from December 20, 2020 - January 19, 2021. The red line is the daily number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of hospitalizations, the purple line is the daily number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs, and the dotted orange line is a five-day moving average of is a five-day moving average of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions in Ontario from December 20, 2020 – January 19, 2021. The red line is the daily number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of hospitalizations, the purple line is the daily number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs, and the dotted orange line is a five-day moving average of is a five-day moving average of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 deaths in Ontario from December 20, 2020 - January 19, 2021. The red line is the cumulative number of daily deaths, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of daily deaths. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 deaths in Ontario from December 20, 2020 – January 19, 2021. The red line is the cumulative number of daily deaths, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of daily deaths. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)

 

For more information about COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.

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