Ontario reports 1,038 new COVID-19 cases, including 9 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases decrease to 90 with 4 new cases in Peterborough, 4 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland

COVID-19 lab test swabs. (Stock photo)

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

Today, Ontario is reporting 1,038 new cases, including 10 more cases of the B.1.1.7 UK variant and 4 more cases of the B.1.351 South Africa variant, with the seven-day average of daily new cases increasing by 14 to 1,016.

In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 9 new cases to report and 9 additional cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region decreasing by 1 to 90.

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Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (376), Peel (142), and York (122).

There are double-digit increases in Hamilton (49), Simcoe Muskoka (45), Waterloo (43), Windsor-Essex (41), Ottawa (37), Halton (27), Northwestern (25), Thunder Bay (21), Middlesex-London (20), Durham (19), Lambton (15), and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (10), with smaller increases in Peterborough (9), Eastern Ontario (8), and Niagara (6).

The remaining 16 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 7 health units reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s new cases, 59% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (413) among people ages 20-39, followed by 266 cases among people ages 40-59.

With 1,277 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to 94.0%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has decreased by 0.8% from yesterday to 2.2%, meaning that 22 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on February 17.

Ontario is reporting 44 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 13 in long-term care homes. Ontario has averaged 23 new daily deaths over the past week.

Hospitalizations have increased by 39 from yesterday to 758, with the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs decreasing by 21 to 277 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators decreasing by 19 to 192.

A total of 56,165 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation increasing by 12,383 to 44,532.

A total of 501,867 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 12,383 from yesterday, with 205,802 people fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, an increase of 10,436 from yesterday, representing 1.4% of Ontario’s population.

There are 97 new cases in Ontario schools, an increase of 22 from yesterday, including 71 student cases and 26 staff cases. There are 25 new cases in licensed child care settings in Ontario, a decrease of 28 from yesterday, with 9 cases among children and 16 cases among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 9 new cases to report, including 4 in Peterborough, 4 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland. There are no new cases in Hastings Prince Edward or Haliburton.

There are 2 new hospitalizations in Northumberland

An additional 9 cases have been resolved, including 5 in Kawartha Lakes and 4 in Peterborough.

There are currently 90 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 1 from yesterday, including 35 in Peterborough, 23 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 598 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (554 resolved with 9 deaths), 519 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (458 resolved with 51 deaths), 416 in Northumberland County (385 resolved with 11 deaths), 51 in Haliburton County (50 resolved with no deaths), and 389 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (373 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: 598 (increase of 4)
Active cases: 35 (no net change)
Close contacts: 237 (increase of 12)
Deaths: 9 (no change)
Resolved: 554 (increase of 4)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 24 (no change)*
Total tests completed: Over 42,650 (increase of 100)
Outbreaks: Peterborough Retirement Residence, Buckhorn Day Care and Nursery School (no change)
Vaccine doses administered: 976 (as of February 12)

*As of February 18, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting 4 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (no change) and 17 patients transferred from other areas as a result of a provincial directive (no change).

 

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: 986, including 519 in Kawartha Lakes, 416 in Northumberland, and 51 in Haliburton (increase of 5, including 4 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland)*
Active cases: 45, including 24 in Kawartha Lakes, 20 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no net change)
Probable cases: 4, including 3 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland (no change)
High-risk contacts: 191, including 80 in Kawartha Lakes, 91 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (decrease of 95)**
Hospitalizations (total to date): 41, including 26 in Kawartha Lakes, 13 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton (increase of 2 in Northumberland)***
Deaths (including among probable cases): 62, including 51 in Kawartha Lakes and 11 in Northumberland (no change)
Resolved: 893, including 458 in Kawartha Lakes, 385 in Northumberland, 50 in Haliburton (increase of 5 in Kawartha Lakes)
Tests completed: 137,020 (increase of 768)
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, Warkworth Place in Warkworth (no change)

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

***As of February 18, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 2 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19 (no change).

 

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: 389 (no change)
Active cases: 11 (no change)
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: 373 (no change)
Tests completed: 57,147 (increase of 5)
Vaccines administered: 1,483 (no change)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 289,621 (increase of 1,038)
7-day average of daily new cases: 1,016 (increase of 14)
Resolved: 272,146 (increase of 1,277, 94.0% of all cases)
Positivity rate: 2.2% (decrease of 0.8%)
Hospitalizations: 758 (increase of 39)
Hospitalizations in ICU: 277 (decrease of 21)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 192 (decrease of 19)
Deaths: 6,773 (increase of 44)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 23 (increase of 4)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,820 (increase of 13)
Total tests completed: 10,523,414 (increase of 56,165)
Tests under investigation: 44,532 (increase of 12,383)
Vaccination doses administered: 501,867 (increase of 9,107)
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 205,802 (increase of 10,436), 1.4% of Ontario’s population
Total COVID-19 variant cases: 348 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 10); 10 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (increase of 4); 1 of P.1 Brazilian variant (no change)

COVID-19 cases in Ontario from January 18 - February 17, 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 18 – February 17, 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 18 - February 17, 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 18 – February 17, 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 18 - February 17, 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 18 – February 17, 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 18 - February 17, 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 18 – February 17, 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 18 - February 17, 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 18 – February 17, 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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