Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 2,662 new cases today, with the seven-day average of daily cases across the province decreasing by 48 to 2,703.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 16 new cases to report and 11 additional cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region increasing by 4 to 174.
Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (779), Peel (542), York (228), Waterloo (128), Windsor-Essex (118), and Halton (102).
There are double-digit increases in Niagara (95), Durham (80), Hamilton (78), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (77), Ottawa (75), Simcoe Muskoka (71), Middlesex-London (65), Thunder Bay (58), Eastern Ontario (37), Huron Perth (26), Southwestern (19), Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (16), Sudbury (13), and Chatham-Kent (11), with smaller increases in Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (7), Haldimand-Norfolk (7), Grey Bruce (6), Lambton (6), and Brant (6).
The remaining 9 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 2 health units reporting no new cases at all.
Of today’s new cases, 53% are among people 40 and older, with the highest number of cases (927) among people ages 20-39, followed by 805 cases among people ages 40-59 and 410 cases among people ages 60-79 With 3,375 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.4% to 87.6%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has decreased since yesterday by 1.0% to 3.3%, meaning that 33 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on January 21.
Ontario is reporting 87 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 43 in long-term care homes. Hospitalizations have decreased by 21 from yesterday to 1,512, with the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs decreasing by 5 to 383, and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators decreasing by 2 to 291.
A total of 71,750 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 11,052 to 41,819. A total of 264,985 doses of vaccine have now been administered, with 11,168 daily doses administered and 49,292 total vaccinations completed (i.e., both doses administered).
Due to the remote learning period during the state of emergency, there will be no data to report for schools in the greater Kawarthas region until in-person learning resumes on January 25th. There are 27 new cases in licensed child care settings in Ontario, a decrease of 5 from yesterday, with 15 cases among children and 12 cases among staff.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 16 new cases to report, including 10 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Peterborough, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton. There are no new cases in Hastings Prince Edward.
An additional 11 cases have been resolved, including 4 in Peterborough, 3 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Hastings Prince Edward, and 2 in Northumberland.
There are currently 174 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 4 from yesterday, including 60 in Kawartha Lakes, 45 in Peterborough, 40 in Northumberland, 22 in Hastings Prince Edward (12 in Quinte West, 9 in Belleville, and 1 in Prince Edward County), and 7 in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 502 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (450 resolved with 7 deaths), 387 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (304 resolved with 36 deaths), 355 in Northumberland County (309 resolved with 6 deaths), 46 in Haliburton County (39 resolved with no deaths), and 364 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (337 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on January 21.
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: 502 (increase of 3)
Active cases: 45 (decrease of 1)
Close contacts: 89 (increase of 9)
Deaths: 7 (increase of 1)
Resolved: 450 (increase of 4)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 21 (no change)*
Total tests completed: Over 40,900 (increase of 100)
Outbreaks: The Regency retirement home in Lakefield, Centennial Place long-term care home in Millbrook, Peterborough Regional Health Centre (no change)
*As of January 22, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting 13 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, with fewer than 5 patients transferred from other areas as a result of a provincial directive.
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: 788, including 387 in Kawartha Lakes, 355 in Northumberland, and 46 in Haliburton (increase of 13, including 10 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton)*
Active cases: 107, including 60 in Kawartha Lakes, 40 in Northumberland, and 7 in Haliburton (increase of 8, including 7 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Haliburton)
Probable cases: 3 in Kawartha Lakes (decrease of 1 in Kawartha Lakes)
High-risk contacts: 157, including 76 in Kawartha Lakes, 56 in Northumberland, and 12 in Haliburton (increase of 3, in Kawartha Lakes)**
Hospitalizations (total to date): 29, including 20 in Kawartha Lakes, 8 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: 652, including 304 in Kawartha Lakes, 309 in Northumberland, 39 in Haliburton (increase of 5, including 3 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 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 long-term care home 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 13 high-risk contacts directly followed up through the Public Health Ontario contact tracing process that are missing the contacts’ county.
***As of January 22, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 1 patient is hospitalized with COVID-19, a decrease of 2 since yesterday.
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: 364 (no change)
Active cases: 22 (decrease of 3)
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: 337 (increase of 2)
Tests completed: 38,414
Institutional outbreaks: Hastings Manor Beech Villa in Belleville, Crown Ridge long-term care home in Quinte West (no change)
Province of Ontario
Confirmed positive: 250,226 (increase of 2,662)
Resolved: 219,262 (increase of 3,375, 87.6% of all cases)
Positivity rate: 3.3% (decrease of 1.0%)
Hospitalized: 1,512 (decrease of 21)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 383 (decrease of 5)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 291 (decrease of 2)
Deaths: 5,701 (increase of 87)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,350 (increase of 43)
Total tests completed: 9,196,591 (increase of 71,750)
Tests under investigation: 41,819 (decrease of 11,052)
Vaccinations: 11,168 daily doses administered, 264,985 total doses administered, 49,292 total vaccinations completed (both doses)
For more information about COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.