Ontario reports 1,300 new COVID-19 cases, including 13 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases at 97 with 6 new cases in Peterborough, 4 in Northumberland, and 3 in Kawartha Lakes

A swab test bring completed on a patient. (Stock photo)

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

Today, Ontario is reporting 1,300 new cases, including 22 new cases of the more contagious B.1.1.7 UK variant. The seven-day average of new cases has decreased by 13 to 1,167.

In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 13 new cases to report and 13 additional cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region decreasing by 1 to 97.

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Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (433), Peel (253), and York (116).

There are double-digit increases in Waterloo (61), Hamilton (48), Durham (47), Windsor-Essex (45), Halton (38), Niagara (33), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (32), Simcoe Muskoka (31), Ottawa (29), Lambton (24), Thunder Bay (23), Middlesex-London (17), Northwestern (11), and Eastern Ontario (10), with smaller increases in North Bay Parry Sound (7), Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (7), Brant (7), and Huron Perth (6).

The remaining 13 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 4 health units reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s new cases, 52% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (506) among people ages 20-39, followed by 395 cases among people ages 40-59.

With 1,434 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases remains unchanged at 93.3%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has increased by 0.1% to 2.3%, meaning that 23 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on February 12.

Ontario is reporting 19 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 3 in long-term care homes. Ontario has averaged 24 new daily deaths over the past week.

Hospitalizations have increased by 23 from yesterday to 786, with the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs decreasing by 8 to 287 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators decreasing by 1 to 203.

A total of 58,760 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 6,202 to 32,143.

A total of 456,947 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 14,506 from yesterday, with 164,307 people fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, an increase of 13,025 from yesterday.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 13 new cases to report, including 6 in Peterborough, 4 in Northumberland, and 3 in Kawartha Lakes. There are no new cases in Hastings Prince Edward or Haliburton.

An additional 13 cases have been resolved, including 8 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Northumberland, 2 in Hastings Prince Edward, and 1 in Peterborough.

The outbreak at Peterborough Regional Health Centre and one of the two outbreaks at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay were declared resolved on February 13.

There are currently 97 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 1 from yesterday, including 37 in Kawartha Lakes, 26 in Northumberland, 19 in Peterborough, 13 in Hastings Prince Edward (2 in Quinte West, 7 in Belleville, 1 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, and 3 in Tyendinga Mohawk Territory), and 2 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 571 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (543 resolved with 9 deaths), 505 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (430 resolved with 51 deaths), 406 in Northumberland County (371 resolved with 9 deaths), 52 in Haliburton County (50 resolved with no deaths), and 384 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (366 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Kawartha Lakes on February 12.

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: 571 (increase of 6)
Active cases: 19 (increase of 5)
Close contacts: 60 (increase of 6)
Deaths: 9 (no change)
Resolved: 543 (increase of 1)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 24 (no change)*
Total tests completed: Over 42,350 (increase of 50)
Outbreaks: Peterborough Retirement Residence (decrease of 1)**
Vaccine doses administered: 976 (as of February 12)

*As of February 12, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting 3 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and 17 patients transferred from other areas as a result of a provincial directive.

**The outbreak at Peterborough Regional Health Centre was declared resolved on February 13.

 

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: 963, including 505 in Kawartha Lakes, 406 in Northumberland, and 52 in Haliburton (increase of 7, including 3 in Kawartha Lakes and 4 in Northumberland)*
Active cases: 65, including 37 in Kawartha Lakes, 26 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton (net decrease of 4)
Probable cases: 3, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland (no change)
High-risk contacts: 254, including 135 in Kawartha Lakes, 85 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton (net increase of 18)**
Hospitalizations (total to date): 37, including 25 in Kawartha Lakes, 10 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton (decrease of 1 in Kawartha Lakes)***
Deaths (including among probable cases): 60, including 51 in Kawartha Lakes and 9 in Northumberland (no change)
Resolved: 851, including 430 in Kawartha Lakes, 371 in Northumberland, 50 in Haliburton (increase of 10, including 8 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland)
Tests completed: 133,499 (increase of 604)
Institutional outbreaks: Caressant Care McLaughlin Road long-term care home in Lindsay, Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, 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 1)****

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

***As of February 12, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 1 patient is hospitalized with COVID-19.

****One of the two outbreaks at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay was declared resolved on February 13.

 

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: 384 (no change)
Active cases: 13 (decrease of 2)
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: 366 (increase of 2)
Tests completed: 50,959 (increase of 1)
Vaccines administered: 1,379 (increase of 78)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 284,887 (increase of 1,300)
7-day average of daily new cases: 1,167 (decrease of 13)
Resolved: 265,893 (increase of 1,434, 93.3% of all cases)
Positivity rate: 2.3% (increase of 0.1%)
Hospitalizations: 786 (increase of 23)
Hospitalizations in ICU: 287 (decrease of 8)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 203 (decrease of 1)
Deaths: 6,651 (increase of 19)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 24 (decrease of 3)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,780 (increase of 3)
Total tests completed: 10,327,211 (increase of 58,760)
Tests under investigation: 32,143 (decrease of 6,202)
Vaccination doses administered: 456,947 (increase of 14,506)
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 164,307 (increase of 13,025)
Total COVID-19 variant cases: 297 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 22); 3 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (no change); 1 of P.1 Brazilian variant (no change)

COVID-19 cases in Ontario from January 13 - February 12, 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 January 13 – February 12, 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 January 13 - February 12, 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 January 13 – February 12, 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 January 13 - February 12, 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 January 13 – February 12, 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 January 13 - February 12, 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 January 13 – February 12, 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 vaccine doses administered in Ontario from January 13 - February 12, 2021. The red line is the cumulative number of daily doses administered, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of daily doses. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Ontario from January 13 – February 12, 2021. The red line is the cumulative number of daily doses administered, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of daily doses. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)

 

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

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