Ontario reports 1,058 new COVID-19 cases, including 14 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases decrease to 96, with 8 new cases in Northumberland, 4 in Peterborough, and 2 in Kawartha Lakes

Public health nurse Simone Jackson wearing personal protective equipment as she prepares to open a swab to test a patient for COVID-19 in Peterborough Public Health's clinic. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Public Health)

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

Ontario is reporting 1,058 new cases today, with no new cases of any COVID-19 variants. The seven-day average of daily cases in Ontario has increased by 14 to 1,045.

In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 14 new cases to report, with an additional 18 cases resolved. The number of active cases across the region has decreased by 3 to 96.

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Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (325) and Peel (215). For the first time since November 17, the number of daily cases in York (87) has dropped below 100.

There are double-digit increases in Hamilton (56), Waterloo (48), Simcoe Muskoka (47), Durham (45), Thunder Bay (32), Halton (28), Northwestern (26), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (18), Niagara (14), Lambton (10), and Windsor-Essex (10), with smaller increases in Middlesex-London (9), Haldimand-Norfolk (8), Porcupine (7), Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (6), and Brant (6).

The remaining 15 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 8 health units reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s new cases, 55% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (417) among people ages 20-39, followed by 318 cases among people ages 40-59.

With 1,083 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% at 94.2%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has increased by 0.6% from yesterday to 3.3%, meaning that 33 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on February 21.

Ontario is reporting 11 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 14 from yesterday to 646, 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 3 to 280, and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators has increased by 8 to 189.

A total of 31,163 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 5,424 to 11,883.

A total of 569,455 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 12,922 from yesterday, with 240,669 people fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, an increase of 4,747 from yesterday, representing 1.63% of Ontario’s population.

There are 55 new cases in Ontario schools, a decrease of 25 from February 19, including 47 student cases and 8 staff cases. There are 15 new cases in licensed child care settings in Ontario, an increase of 1 from February 19, with 14 cases among children and 1 case among staff.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 14 new cases to report, including 8 in Northumberland, 4 in Peterborough, and 2 in Kawartha Lakes. There are no new new cases to report in Hastings Prince Edward or Haliburton.

An additional 18 cases have been resolved, including 7 in Kawartha Lakes, 7 in Northumberland, and 4 in Peterborough.

There are currently 96 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 3 from yesterday, including 41 in Peterborough, 22 in Northumberland, 20 in Kawartha Lakes, 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 611 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (561 resolved with 9 deaths), 528 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (468 resolved with 53 deaths), 430 in Northumberland County (397 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: 611 (increase of 4)
Active cases: 41 (no change)
Close contacts: 242 (increase of 3)
Deaths: 9 (no change)
Resolved: 561 (increase of 4)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 24 (no change)*
Total tests completed: Over 43,100 (increase of 50)
Outbreaks: Buckhorn Day Care and Nursery School (no change)
Vaccine doses administered: 976 (as of February 19)

*As of February 22, 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. These numbers are from February 21 and 22.

Confirmed positive: 1,009, including 528 in Kawartha Lakes, 430 in Northumberland, and 51 in Haliburton (increase of 10, including 2 in Kawartha Lakes and 8 in Northumberland)*
Active cases: 43, including 20 in Kawartha Lakes, 22 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (net decrease of 3)
Probable cases: 1 in Kawartha Lakes (net decrease of 2)
High-risk contacts: 154, including 71 in Kawartha Lakes, 74 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (increase of 14)**
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: 915, including 468 in Kawartha Lakes, 397 in Northumberland, 50 in Haliburton (increase of 14, including 7 in Kawartha Lakes and 7 in Northumberland)
Tests completed: 138,863 (increase of 366)
Institutional outbreaks: Caressant Care McLaughlin Road long-term care home in Lindsay, Regency long-term care home in Port Hope, 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 9 high-risk contacts directly followed up through the Public Health Ontario contact tracing process that are missing the contacts’ county.

***As of February 22, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports no patients are hospitalized with COVID-19 (decrease of 1).

 

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: 60,809 (increase of 281)
Vaccines administered: 1,850 (increase of 367)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 294,144 (increase of 1,058)
7-day average of daily new cases: 1,045 (increase of 14)
Resolved: 276,937 (increase of 1,083, 94.2% of all cases)
Positivity rate: 3.3% (increase of 0.6%)
Hospitalizations: 646 (decrease of 14)*
Hospitalizations in ICU: 280 (increase of 3)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 189 (increase of 8)
Deaths: 6,872 (increase of 11)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 24 (no change)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,857 (increase of 4)
Total tests completed: 10,725,321 (increase of 31,163)
Tests under investigation: 11,883 (decrease of 5,424)
Vaccination doses administered: 569,455 (increase of 12,922)
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 240,669 (increase of 4,747), 1.63% of Ontario’s population
Total COVID-19 variant cases: 390 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (decrease of 1); 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 22 - February 21, 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 22 – February 21, 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 22 - February 21, 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 22 – February 21, 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 22 - February 21, 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 22 – February 21, 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 22 - February 21, 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 22 – February 21, 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 22 - February 21, 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 22 – February 21, 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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