Ontario reports 1,087 new COVID-19 cases, with no new cases in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases decrease to 99, but updates unavailable for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton

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

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

Ontario is reporting 1,087 new cases today, including 5 new cases of the B.1.1.7 UK variant, for a total of 391. The seven-day average of daily cases in Ontario has increased by 15 to 1,031.

In the greater Kawarthas region, there are no new cases to report in Peterborough or Hastings Prince Edward, with 1 additional case resolved and the number of active cases across the region decreasing by 1 to 99. However, updates for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton are unavailable on Sundays.

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Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (344), Peel (156), and York (122).

There are double-digit increases in Ottawa (77), Durham (51), Simcoe Muskoka (49), Waterloo (43), Windsor-Essex (32), Thunder Bay (31), Hamilton (26), Halton (20), Brant (15), Lambton (13), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (13), Huron Perth (12), and Middlesex-London (10), with smaller increases in Northwestern (9) and Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (6).

The remaining 16 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with only 1 health unit (Temiskaming) reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s new cases, 56% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (414) among people ages 20-39, followed by 315 cases among people ages 40-59.

With 1,140 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases is unchanged at 94.1%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has increased by 0.5% from yesterday to 2.7%, meaning that 27 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on February 20.

Ontario is reporting 14 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 4 in long-term care homes. Ontario has averaged 24 new daily deaths over the past week.

Hospitalizations have decreased by 39 from yesterday to 660, but more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for this report, so the actual number of hospitalizations may be higher. The number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs has increased by 14 to 277, and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators remains unchanged at 181.

A total of 48,178 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 13,455 to 17,307.

A total of 556,533 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 16,404 from yesterday, with 235,922 people fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, an increase of 6,771 from yesterday, representing 1.6% of Ontario’s population.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are no new cases to report in Peterborough or Hastings Prince Edward. However, reports for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton are unavailable as the health unit does not issue updates on Sundays.

An additional 1 case has been resolved in Peterborough.

There are currently 99 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 1 from yesterday, including 41 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 (557 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 (no change)
Active cases: 41 (decrease of 1)
Close contacts: 239 (decrease of 3)
Deaths: 9 (no change)
Resolved: 557 (increase of 1)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 24 (no change)*
Total tests completed: Over 43,050 (increase of 300)
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 (no change)
Active cases: 12 (no change)
Deaths: 6 (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: 377 (no change)
Tests completed: 60,528 (increase of 3,380)
Vaccines administered: 1,483 (no change)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 293,086 (increase of 1,087)
7-day average of daily new cases: 1,031 (increase of 15)
Resolved: 275,854 (increase of 1,140, 94.1% of all cases)
Positivity rate: 2.7% (increase of 0.5%)
Hospitalizations: 660 (decrease of 39)*
Hospitalizations in ICU: 277 (increase of 14)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 181 (no change)
Deaths: 6,861 (increase of 13)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 24 (no change)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,853 (increase of 4)
Total tests completed: 10,694,158 (increase of 48,178)
Tests under investigation: 17,307 (decrease of 13,455)
Vaccination doses administered: 556,533 (increase of 16,404)
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 235,922 (increase of 6,771), 1.6% of Ontario’s population
Total COVID-19 variant cases: 391 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 5); 9 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (no change); 1 of P.1 Brazilian variant (no change)

*More than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for this report, so the actual number of hospitalizations may be higher than is shown here.

COVID-19 cases in Ontario from January 21 - February 20, 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 21 – February 20, 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 21 - February 20, 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 21 – February 20, 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 21 - February 20, 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 21 – February 20, 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 21 - February 20, 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 21 – February 20, 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 21 - February 20, 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 21 – February 20, 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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