Ontario reports 904 new COVID-19 cases, including 25 in greater Kawarthas region

Two new deaths in Northumberland, regional active cases decrease to 91 with 9 new cases in Peterborough, 8 in Kawartha Lakes, 7 in Northumberland, 1 in Hastings Prince Edward

A COVID-19 test being conducted in a laboratory. (Stock photo)

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

Over the past two days, Ontario has reported 1,868 new cases, an average of 934 per day, with 904 cases reported today. The seven-day average of daily new cases has decreased by 16 to 1,035.

Today’s total includes 6 more cases of the B.1.1.7 UK variant and 2 more cases of the B.1.351 South Africa variant.

In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 25 new cases to report and 30 additional cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region decreasing by 9 to 91. There are 2 new COVID-related deaths in Northumberland.

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Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (320), Peel (154), and York (118).

There are double-digit increases in Halton (44), Durham (37), Hamilton (37), Waterloo (31), Ottawa (30), Niagara (27), Simcoe Muskoka (24), Northwestern (15), Brant (13), and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (12), with smaller increases in Thunder Bay (9), Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (6), and Southwestern (6).

The remaining 18 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 8 health units reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s new cases, 57% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (354) among people ages 20-39, followed by 243 cases among people ages 40-59.

With 1,012 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased to 93.6%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has increased by 0.3% from yesterday to 3.6%, meaning that 36 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on February 15.

Ontario is reporting 13 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 5 in long-term care homes. Ontario has averaged 24 new daily deaths over the past week.

Hospitalizations have increased by 3 from yesterday to 742, 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 decreased by 1 to 292 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators has increased by 2 to 201.

A total of 27,005 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation increasing by 4,222 to 15,024.

A total of 480,377 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 5,053 from yesterday, with 186,934 people fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, representing 1.27% of Ontario’s population.

There are 23 new cases in Ontario schools, a decrease of 8 from February 12, including 22 student cases and 1 staff case. There are 24 new cases in licensed child care settings in Ontario, an increase of 8 from February 12, with 9 cases among children and 15 cases among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 25 new cases to report, including 9 in Peterborough, 8 in Kawartha Lakes, 7 in Northumberland, and 1 in Hastings Prince Edward.

An outbreak at an unidentified child care centre in Peterborough County was declared on February 16.

There are 2 new COVID-related deaths in Northumberland, with 1 new hospitalization in Northumberland and 1 new hospitalization in Kawartha Lakes.

An additional 30 cases have been resolved, including 19 in Kawartha Lakes, 10 in Northumberland, and 2 in Hastings Prince Edward. Outbreaks at Hyland Crest long-term care home in Minden and Extendicare Cobourg Landmark retirement home have been declared resolved.

There are currently 91 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 9 from February 14, including 31 in Peterborough, 28 in Kawartha Lakes, 20 in Northumberland, 11 in Hastings Prince Edward (1 in Quinte West, 3 in Belleville, 2 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, 2 in Prince Edward County, 2 in Tyendinga Mohawk Territory, 1 in Central Hastings), and 1 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 588 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (548 resolved with 9 deaths), 515 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (449 resolved with 51 deaths), 412 in Northumberland County (381 resolved with 11 deaths), 51 in Haliburton County (50 resolved with no deaths), and 387 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (371 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent two deaths were reported in Northumberland on February 16.

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: 588 (increase of 9)
Active cases: 31 (increase of 9)
Close contacts: 205 (increase of 23)
Deaths: 9 (no change)
Resolved: 548 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 24 (no change)*
Total tests completed: Over 42,500 (no change)
Outbreaks: Peterborough Retirement Residence, unidentified child care centre in Peterborough County (increase of 1)**
Vaccine doses administered: 976 (as of February 12)

*As of February 16, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting 3 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (no change) and 17 patients transferred from other areas as a result of a provincial directive (no change).

**An outbreak at an unidentified child care centre in Peterborough County was declared on February 16.

 

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: 978, including 515 in Kawartha Lakes, 412 in Northumberland, and 51 in Haliburton (increase of 15, including 8 in Kawartha Lakes and 7 in Northumberland)*
Active cases: 49, including 28 in Kawartha Lakes, 20 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (net decrease of 16)
Probable cases: 5, including 2 in Kawartha Lakes and 3 in Northumberland (increase of 2, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland)
High-risk contacts: 284, including 138 in Kawartha Lakes, 114 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton (net increase of 30)**
Hospitalizations (total to date): 39, including 26 in Kawartha Lakes, 11 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton (increase of 2, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland)***
Deaths (including among probable cases): 62, including 51 in Kawartha Lakes and 11 in Northumberland (increase of 2 in Northumberland)
Resolved: 880, including 449 in Kawartha Lakes, 381 in Northumberland, 50 in Haliburton (increase of 29, including 19 in Kawartha Lakes and 10 in Northumberland)
Tests completed: 135,146 (increase of 1,647)
Institutional outbreaks: Caressant Care McLaughlin Road long-term care home in Lindsay, Regency long-term care home in Port Hope, Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Extendicare Cobourg long-term care 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 30 high-risk contacts directly followed up through the Public Health Ontario contact tracing process that are missing the contacts’ county.

***As of February 16, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 2 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19 (an increase of 1).

****Outbreaks at Hyland Crest long-term care home in Minden and Extendicare Cobourg Landmark retirement home 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: 387 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 11 (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: 371 (increase of 2)
Tests completed: 55,355 (increase of 259)
Vaccines administered: 1,483 (increase of 104)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

February 15

Confirmed positive: 287,736 (increase of 904)*
7-day average of daily new cases: 1,035 (decrease of 16)
Resolved: 269,413 (increase of 1,012, 93.6% of all cases)
Positivity rate: 3.6% (increase of 0.3%)
Hospitalizations: 742 (increase of 3)**
Hospitalizations in ICU: 292 (decrease of 1)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 201 (increase of 2)
Deaths: 6,719 (increase of 13)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 24 (decrease of 3)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,803 (increase of 5)
Total tests completed: 10,433,272 (increase of 27,005)
Tests under investigation: 15,024 (increase of 4,222)
Vaccination doses administered: 480,377 (increase of 5,053)
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 186,934 (1.27% of Ontario’s population)
Total COVID-19 variant cases: 309 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 7); 9 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (increase of 2); 1 of P.1 Brazilian variant (no change)

*As part of continued data quality checks and remediation activities following Toronto Public Health’s migration to to the province’s Case and Contact Management System, case counts may fluctuate.

**More than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for today’s report, so the actual number of hospitalizations may be higher.

February 14

Confirmed positive: 286,832 (increase of 964)*
7-day average of daily new cases: 1,051 (decrease of 43)
Resolved: 268,401 (increase of 1,273, 93.6% of all cases)
Positivity rate: 3.3% (increase of 0.7%)
Hospitalizations: 739 (increase of 24)**
Hospitalizations in ICU: 293 (increase of 1)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 199 (decrease of 4)
Deaths: 6,706 (increase of 13)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 24 (decrease of 3)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,798 (increase of 1)
Total tests completed: 10,406,267 (increase of 30,355)
Tests under investigation: 10,802 (decrease of 5,145)
Vaccination doses administered: 475,324 (increase of 7,698)
People fully vaccinated (two doses): Not available
Total COVID-19 variant cases: 302 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (decrease of 1); 7 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (increase of 1); 1 of P.1 Brazilian variant (no change)

*As part of continued data quality checks and remediation activities following Toronto Public Health’s migration to to the province’s Case and Contact Management System, case counts may fluctuate.

**More than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for today’s report, so the actual number of hospitalizations may be higher.

COVID-19 cases in Ontario from January 16 - February 15, 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 16 – February 15, 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 16 - February 15, 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 16 – February 15, 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 16 - February 15, 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 16 – February 15, 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 16 - February 15, 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 16 – February 15, 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 16 - February 15, 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 16 – February 15, 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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