Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Today, Ontario is reporting 981 new cases. However, the number of cases for Toronto in today’s report (122) is underreported due to Toronto Public Health’s ongoing migration to the province’s Case and Contact Management System. The actual case count for Toronto for February 13 is unavailable from the health unit.
Today’s total includes 6 more cases of the B.1.1.7 UK variant and 3 more cases of the B.1.351 South Africa variant.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 7 new cases to report and 4 additional cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region increasing by 3 to 100. Today’s update does not include numbers for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton as the health unit does not issue reports on Sundays.
Most of today’s new cases are in Peel (209), and York (171), Toronto (122), although Toronto’s case count is underreported today.
There are double-digit increases in Ottawa (49), Windsor-Essex (46), Northwestern (41), Hamilton (40), Thunder Bay (35), Durham (35), Halton (35), Middlesex-London (33), Simcoe Muskoka (31), Waterloo (27), Niagara (19), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (15), Lambton (14), and Southwestern (10), with smaller increases in Eastern Ontario (7), Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (7), Peterborough (6), and Grey Bruce (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 (365) among people ages 20-39, followed by 294 cases among people ages 40-59.
With 1,235 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to 93.4%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has increased by 0.3% to 2.6%, meaning that 26 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on February 13.
Ontario is reporting 42 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 15 in long-term care homes. Ontario has averaged 27 new daily deaths over the past week.
Hospitalizations have decreased by 81 from yesterday to 705, but more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for today’s report, so the actual number of hospitalizations may be higher. The number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs has increased by 5 to 292 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators remains unchanged at 203.
A total of 48,701 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 16,197 to 15,947.
A total of 467,626 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 10,679 from yesterday, with 174,643 people fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine (1.19% of Ontario’s population), an increase of 10,336 from yesterday.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 7 new cases to report, including 5 in Peterborough and 2 in Hastings Prince Edward. Updated numbers are unavailable for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton as the health unit does not issue reports on Sundays.
The number of close contacts in Peterborough has increased significantly since yesterday, rising to 182 from 60.
An additional 4 cases have been resolved, including 3 in Hastings Prince Edward and 1 in Peterborough.
There are currently 100 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 3 from yesterday, including 37 in Kawartha Lakes, 26 in Northumberland, 23 in Peterborough, 12 in Hastings Prince Edward (1 in Quinte West, 5 in Belleville, 2 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, 2 in Prince Edward County, and 2 in Tyendinga Mohawk Territory), and 2 in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 576 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (544 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 386 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (369 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).
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: 576 (increase of 5)
Active cases: 23 (increase of 4)
Close contacts: 182 (increase of 122)
Deaths: 9 (no change)
Resolved: 544 (increase of 1)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 24 (no change)*
Total tests completed: Over 42,450 (increase of 100)
Outbreaks: Peterborough Retirement Residence (no change)
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.
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. These numbers are from February 13.
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: 386 (increase of 2)
Active cases: 12 (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: 369 (increase of 3)
Tests completed: 55,096 (increase of 4,137)
Vaccines administered: 1,379 (no change)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)
Province of Ontario
Confirmed positive: 285,868 (increase of 981)*
7-day average of daily new cases: 1,094 (decrease of 73)*
Resolved: 267,128 (increase of 1,235, 93.4% of all cases)
Positivity rate: 2.6% (increase of 0.3%)
Hospitalizations: 705 (decrease of 81)**
Hospitalizations in ICU: 292 (increase of 5)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 203 (no change)
Deaths: 6,693 (increase of 42)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 27 (increase of 3)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,797 (increase of 17)
Total tests completed: 10,375,912 (increase of 48,701)
Tests under investigation: 15,947 (decrease of 16,197)
Vaccination doses administered: 467,626 (increase of 10,679)
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 174,643 (increase of 10,336), 1.19% of Ontario’s population
Total COVID-19 variant cases: 303 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 6); 6 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (increase of 3); 1 of P.1 Brazilian variant (no change)
*The number of cases reported for Toronto for February 13 in today’s report (122) is underreported due to Toronto Public Health’s ongoing migration to the province’s Case and Contact Management System. The actual case count for Toronto for February 13 is unavailable. This underestimate also affects the seven-day average of new cases.
**More than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for today’s report, so the actual number of hospitalizations may be higher.
For more information about COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.