Ontario reports 1,228 new COVID-19 cases, including 11 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases increase to 100 with 4 new cases in Northumberland, 3 in Peterborough, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward, and 1 in Kawartha Lakes

A laboratory worker completes a COVID-19 test

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

Ontario is reporting 1,228 new cases today, the highest single day increase since February 13 when 1,300 cases were reported. There is 1 new case of the B.1.1.7 UK variant, for a total of 386. The seven-day average of daily cases in Ontario has decreased by 10 to 1,016.

In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 11 new cases to report and 8 additional cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region increasing by 1 to 100. There is 1 new COVID-related death in Hastings Prince Edward.

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Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (331), Peel (228), and York (132).

There are double-digit increases in Hamilton (86), Ottawa (54), Durham (47), Thunder Bay (41), Halton (40), Waterloo (38), Simcoe Muskoka (36), Windsor-Essex (31), Middlesex-London (24), Northwestern (20), North Bay Parry Sound (17), Brant (17), Lambton (14), Niagara (13), and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (11), with smaller increases in Eastern Ontario (8), Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (7), Peterborough (6), and Haldimand-Norfolk (6).

The remaining 12 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 4 health units reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s new cases, 53% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (436) among people ages 20-39, followed by 345 cases among people ages 40-59.

With 1,313 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to 94.1%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has increased by 0.1% from yesterday to 2.2%, meaning that 22 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on February 19.

Ontario is reporting 28 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 11 in long-term care homes. Ontario has averaged 24 new daily deaths over the past week, a decrease of 4 from yesterday.

Hospitalizations have increased by 10 from yesterday to 699, with the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs decreasing by 6 to 263 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators decreasing by 9 to 181.

A total of 57,194 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 9,208 to 30,762.

A total of 540,129 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 21,295 from yesterday, with 229,151 people fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, an increase of 11,436 from yesterday, representing 1.56% of Ontario’s population.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 11 new cases to report, including 4 in Northumberland, 3 in Peterborough, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward, and 1 in Kawartha Lakes. There are no new cases in Haliburton.

There is 1 new COVID-related death in Hastings Prince Edward. A member of the Tyendinga Mohawk Territory who recently tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away.

An additional 8 cases have been resolved, including 3 in Northumberland, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward, 1 in Peterborough, and 1 in Kawartha Lakes. Outbreaks at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Extendicare Cobourg long-term care home, and Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon were declared resolved on February 20.

There are currently 100 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 1 from yesterday, including 42 in Peterborough, 24 in Kawartha Lakes, 21 in Northumberland, 12 in Hastings Prince Edward (1 in Quinte West, 6 in Belleville, 2 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, 2 in Prince Edward County, 1 in Central Hastings), and 1 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 607 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (556 resolved with 9 deaths), 525 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (461 resolved with 53 deaths), 422 in Northumberland County (390 resolved with 11 deaths), 51 in Haliburton County (50 resolved with no deaths), and 395 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (377 resolved with 6 deaths). The most death was reported in Hastings Prince Edward on February 20.

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: 607 (increase of 3)
Active cases: 42 (increase of 2)
Close contacts: 242 (increase of 7)
Deaths: 9 (no change)
Resolved: 556 (increase of 1)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 24 (no change)*
Total tests completed: Over 42,750 (increase of 100)
Outbreaks: Buckhorn Day Care and Nursery School (no change)
Vaccine doses administered: 976 (as of February 19)

*As of February 19, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting fewer than 5 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: 998, including 525 in Kawartha Lakes, 422 in Northumberland, and 51 in Haliburton (increase of 5, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 4 in Northumberland)*
Active cases: 46, including 24 in Kawartha Lakes, 21 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no net change)
Probable cases: 3 in Northumberland (no change)
High-risk contacts: 140, including 65 in Kawartha Lakes, 63 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (net increase of 1)**
Hospitalizations (total to date): 44, including 27 in Kawartha Lakes, 15 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton (no change)***
Deaths (including among probable cases): 64, including 53 in Kawartha Lakes and 11 in Northumberland (no change)
Resolved: 901, including 461 in Kawartha Lakes, 390 in Northumberland, 50 in Haliburton (increase of 5, including 2 in Kawartha Lakes and 3 in Northumberland)
Tests completed: 138,497 (increase of 678)
Institutional outbreaks: Caressant Care McLaughlin Road long-term care home in Lindsay, Regency long-term care home in Port Hope, Warkworth Place in Warkworth (decrease of 3)****

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

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

***Outbreaks at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Extendicare Cobourg long-term care home, and Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon were declared resolved on February 20.

 

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: 395 (increase of 3)
Active cases: 12 (decrease of 1)
Deaths: 6 (increase of 1)*
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: 377 (increase of 3)
Tests completed: 57,148 (no change)
Vaccines administered: 1,483 (no change)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

*A member of the Tyendinga Mohawk Territory who recently tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away.

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 291,999 (increase of 1,228)
7-day average of daily new cases: 1,016 (decrease of 10)
Resolved: 274,714 (increase of 1,313, 94.1% of all cases)
Positivity rate: 2.2% (increase of 0.1%)
Hospitalizations: 699 (increase of 10)
Hospitalizations in ICU: 263 (decrease of 6)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 181 (decrease of 9)
Deaths: 6,848 (increase of 28)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 24 (decrease of 4)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,849 (increase of 11)
Total tests completed: 10,645,980 (increase of 57,194)
Tests under investigation: 30,762 (decrease of 9,208)
Vaccination doses administered: 540,129 (increase of 21,295)
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 229,151 (increase of 11,436), 1.56% of Ontario’s population
Total COVID-19 variant cases: 386 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 1); 9 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (no change); 1 of P.1 Brazilian variant (no change)

COVID-19 cases in Ontario from January 20 - February 19, 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 20 – February 19, 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 20 - February 19, 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 20 – February 19, 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 20 - February 19, 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 20 – February 19, 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 20 - February 19, 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 20 – February 19, 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 20 - February 19, 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 20 – February 19, 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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