Ontario reports 2,417 new COVID-19 cases, including 3 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases remain at 174, with 3 new cases in Peterborough and 1 in Hastings Prince Edward

COVID-19 tests in a laboratory. (Stock photo)

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

Ontario is reporting 2,417 new cases today, with the seven-day average of daily cases across the province decreasing today by 144 to 2,459.

In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 4 new cases to report and 4 additional cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region remaining at 172. However, these numbers do not include Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, or Haliburton as the health unit does not issue updates on Sundays.

Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (785), Peel (404), York (215), and Niagara (121).

There are double-digit increases in Ottawa (99), Hamilton (98), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (91), Durham (79), Halton (78), Waterloo (78), Windsor-Essex (73), Simcoe Muskoka (51), Middlesex-London (45), Thunder Bay (26), Porcupine (24), Southwestern (22), Haldimand-Norfolk (18), Chatham-Kent (17), Eastern Ontario (15), Brant (13), Lambton (12), Sudbury (11), Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (11), with smaller increases in Peterborough (9), Huron Perth (8), and Northwestern (6).

The remaining 8 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 (892) among people ages 20-39, followed by 707 cases among people ages 40-59. With 2,759 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.3% to 88.3%.

The average positivity rate across Ontario has decreased since yesterday by 0.3% to 4.2%, meaning that 42 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on January 23.

Ontario is reporting 50 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 25 in long-term care homes. Hospitalizations have decreased by 65 from yesterday to 1,436, but this number excludes data from around 10% of hospitals so is likely under-reported. The number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs has decreased by 3 to 392, and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators has increased by 2 to 301.

A total of 48,947 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 13,852 to 23,995. A total of 280,573 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 4,427 from yesterday, with 62,881 vaccinations completed (i.e., both doses administered), an increase of 4,974 from yesterday.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 4 new cases to report, including 3 in Peterborough and 1 in Hastings Prince Edward. Numbers for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton are unavailable as the health unit does not issue updates on Sundays.

There is 1 new hospitalization in Peterborough.

An additional 4 cases have been resolved, including 2 in Peterborough and 2 in Hastings Prince Edward.

There are currently 172 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region (no change from yesterday), including 64 in Kawartha Lakes, 48 in Peterborough, 34 in Northumberland, 20 in Hastings Prince Edward (10 in Quinte West, 8 in Belleville, and 2 in Prince Edward County), and 6 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 514 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (459 resolved with 7 deaths), 392 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (305 resolved with 36 deaths), 355 in Northumberland County (315 resolved with 6 deaths), 46 in Haliburton County (40 resolved with no deaths), and 365 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (340 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).

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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: 514 (increase of 3)
Active cases: 48 (increase of 1)
Close contacts: 77 (decrease of 5)
Deaths: 7 (no change)
Resolved: 459 (increase of 2)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 22 (increase of 1)*
Total tests completed: Over 41,000 (no change)
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. These numbers are from January 23.

Confirmed positive: 794, including 392 in Kawartha Lakes, 355 in Northumberland, and 46 in Haliburton (increase of 5, including 4 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland)*
Active cases: 105, including 64 in Kawartha Lakes, 34 in Northumberland, and 6 in Haliburton (net decrease of 2)
Probable cases: 3, including 2 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland (no net change)
High-risk contacts: 150, including 70 in Kawartha Lakes, 55 in Northumberland, and 12 in Haliburton (net decrease of 7)**
Hospitalizations (total to date): 30, including 21 in Kawartha Lakes, 8 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (increse of 1 in Kawartha Lakes)***
Deaths (including among probable cases): 42, including 36 in Kawartha Lakes and 6 in Northumberland (no change)
Resolved: 660, including 305 in Kawartha Lakes, 315 in Northumberland, 40 in Haliburton (increase of 8, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes, 6 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton)
Institutional outbreaks: Hope St. Terrace long-term care home in Port Hope, Fenelon Court in Fenelon Falls, 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, Warkworth Place long-term care home in Warkworth, Caressant Care retirement home in Lindsay, Caressant Care nursing home in Lindsay (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 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

***An outbreak at Caressant Care retirement home in Lindsay was reported on January 23, and an outbreak at Caressant Care nursing home in Lindsay was reported on January 22 (both homes are located at 240 Mary St.). These are in addition to the outbreak at Caressant Care McLaughlin Road long-term care home in Lindsay where, as of January 21, 19 residents and 15 staff have tested positive for 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: 365 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 20 (decrease 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: 340 (increase of 2)
Tests completed: 42,389
Vaccines administered: 393 (no change)
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: 255,002 (increase of 2,417)
Resolved: 225,046 (increase of 2,759, 88.3% of all cases)
Positivity rate: 4.2% (decrease of 0.3%)
Hospitalized: 1,436 (decrease of 65)*
Hospitalized and in ICU: 392 (decrease of 3)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 301 (increase of 2)
Deaths: 5,803 (increase of 50)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,400 (increase of 25)
Total tests completed: 9,308,991 (increase of 48,947)
Tests under investigation: 23,995 (decrease of 13,852)
Vaccination doses administered: 280,573 (increase of 4,427)
Vaccination completed (both doses): 62,881 (increase of 4,974)

*This number excludes data from around 10% of hospitals so is likely under-reported.

COVID-19 cases in Ontario from December 24, 2020 - January 23, 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 24, 2020 – January 23, 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 24, 2020 - January 23, 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 24, 2020 – January 23, 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 24, 2020 - January 23, 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 24, 2020 – January 23, 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 24, 2020 - January 23, 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 24, 2020 – January 23, 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.