Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Today, Ontario is reporting 1,072 new cases, including 1 more case of the B.1.1.7 UK variant and no new cases of the B.1.351 South Africa or the P.1 Brazilian variant. The seven-day average of new cases has decreased by 14 to 1,353.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 5 new cases to report and 22 additional cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region decreasing by 17 to 97. There has been 1 new COVID-related death in Kawartha Lakes, for the second day in a row.
Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (393), Peel (196), and York (125).
There are double-digit increases in Waterloo (47), Ottawa (40), Simcoe Muskoka (29), Hamilton (28), Halton (28), Windsor-Essex (24), Middlesex-London (22), Durham (21), Niagara (19), Chatham-Kent (16), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (14), and Brant (11), with smaller increases in Lambton (8), Thunder Bay (7), and North Bay Parry Sound (7).
The remaining 16 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 (388) among people ages 20-39, followed by 298 cases among people ages 40-59.
With 1,709 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.2% to 92.9%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has decreased by 0.8% to 2.5%, meaning that 25 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on February 9.
Ontario is reporting 41 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 13 in long-term care homes. Ontario has averaged 42 new daily deaths over the past week.
Hospitalizations have increased by 39 from yesterday to 948, with the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs decreasing by 5 to 313 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators increasing by 3 to 226.
A total of 52,504 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation increasing by 8,452 to 41,725.
A total of 412,119 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 13,486 from yesterday, with 125,725 people fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, an increase of 10,196 from yesterday.
There are 31 new cases in Ontario schools, a decrease of 16 from yesterday, including 27 student cases and 4 staff cases. There are 25 new cases in licensed child care settings in Ontario, a decrease of 8 from yesterday, with 19 cases among children and 6 cases among staff.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 5 new cases to report, including 2 in Peterborough, 1 in Northumberland, 1 in Haliburton, and 1 in Hastings Prince Edward. There are no new cases in Kawartha Lakes.
For the second day in a row, a resident at Caressant Care McLaughlin Road in Lindsay has died from COVID-19. Since the current outbreak at the long-term care home was declared on January 9, 13 residents have died from the disease. There are currently 23 active cases among residents and 12 active cases among staff.
There are 2 new hospitalizations in Northumberland.
An additional 22 cases have been resolved, including 11 in Kawartha Lakes, 5 in Peterborough, 4 in Northumberland, and 2 in Hastings Prince Edward. Outbreaks at Trent Valley Lodge long-term care home in Trenton, Hope St. Terrace long-term care home in Port Hope, and Warkworth Place long-term care home in Warkworth have been declared resolved.
There are currently 96 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 17 from yesterday, including 45 in Kawartha Lakes, 27 in Northumberland, 14 in Peterborough, 9 in Hastings Prince Edward (3 in Quinte West, 5 in Belleville, and 1 in Tyendinga Mohawk Territory), and 1 in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 563 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (540 resolved with 9 deaths), 492 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (412 resolved with 48 deaths), 398 in Northumberland County (362 resolved with 9 deaths), 51 in Haliburton County (50 resolved with no deaths), and 377 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (363 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Kawartha Lakes on February 10.
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: 563 (increase of 2)
Active cases: 14 (decrease of 3)
Close contacts: 59 (increase of 2)
Deaths: 9 (no change)
Resolved: 540 (increase of 5)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 24 (no change)*
Total tests completed: Over 42,150 (increase of 100)
Outbreaks: Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Peterborough Retirement Residence (no change)
Vaccine doses administered: 976 (as of February 10)
*As of February 8, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting 4 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and 14 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 Sundays and statutory holidays.
Confirmed positive: 941, including 492 in Kawartha Lakes, 398 in Northumberland, and 51 in Haliburton (increase of 2, including 1 in Northumberland and 1 in Haliburton)*
Active cases: 72, including 45 in Kawartha Lakes, 27 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (net decrease of 14)
Probable cases: 3, including 2 in Northumberland and 1 in Kawartha Lakes (decrease of 1 in Northumberland)
High-risk contacts: 179, including 89 in Kawartha Lakes, 70 in Northumberland, and 4 in Haliburton (net increase of 14)**
Hospitalizations (total to date): 37, including 25 in Kawartha Lakes, 10 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton (increase of 2 in Northumberland)***
Deaths (including among probable cases): 57, including 48 in Kawartha Lakes and 9 in Northumberland (increase of 1 in Kawartha Lakes)
Resolved: 824, including 412 in Kawartha Lakes, 362 in Northumberland, 50 in Haliburton (increase of 15, including 11 in Kawartha Lakes and 4 in Northumberland)
Tests completed: 131,326 (increase of 1,078)
Institutional outbreaks: Caressant Care McLaughlin Road long-term care home in Lindsay, Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay (two outbreaks), Regency long-term care home in Port Hope, Hyland Crest long-term care home in Minden, Extendicare Cobourg long-term care home, Extendicare Cobourg Landmark retirement home, Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Cobourg Police (decrease 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 16 high-risk contacts directly followed up through the Public Health Ontario contact tracing process that are missing the contacts’ county.
***As of February 10, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 1 patient is hospitalized with COVID-19 (an increase of 1 since yesterday).
***Outbreaks at Hope St. Terrace long-term care home in Port Hope and Warkworth Place long-term care home in Warkworth have been declared resolved.
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, including on weekends, excluding statutory holidays.
Confirmed positive: 377 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 9 (decrease of 1)
Deaths: 5 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 0 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 0 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator (total to date): 0 (no change)
Resolved: 363 (increase of 2)
Tests completed: 50,939 (no change)
Vaccines administered: 1,096 (no change)
Institutional outbreaks: None (decrease of 1)*
*The outbreak at Trent Valley Lodge long-term care home in Trenton was declared resolved on February 10.
Province of Ontario
Confirmed positive: 281,566 (increase of 1,072)
7-day average of new cases: 1,353 (decrease of 14)
Resolved: 261,700 (increase of 1,709, 92.9% of all cases)
Positivity rate: 2.5% (decrease of 0.8%)
Hospitalized: 948 (increase of 39)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 313 (decrease of 5)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 226 (increase of 3)
Deaths: 6,596 (increase of 41)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,760 (increase of 13)
Total tests completed: 10,137,627 (increase of 52,504)
Tests under investigation: 41,725 (increase of 8,452)
Vaccination doses administered: 412,119 (increase of 13,486)
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 125,725 (increase of 10,196)
Total COVID-19 variant cases: 228 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 1); 3 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (no change); 1 of P.1 Brazilian variant (no change)*
*Toronto Public Health reported a confirmed case of the P.1 Brazilian variant on February 8. The case is not yet included in the provincial data.
For more information about COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.