Ontario reports 6,098 COVID-19 cases over past 2 days, with 69 new cases in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases spike to 250, with 22 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward, 20 in Peterborough, 14 in Northumberland, 7 in Haliburton, and 6 in Kawartha Lakes

COVID-19 tests in a laboratory. (Stock photo)

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

With the provincial shutdown taking effect today, Ontario is reporting 6,098 new COVID-19 cases over the past two days, including 3,089 yesterday and 3,009 today. Since April 1, the seven-day average of daily cases has increased by 211 to 2,552.

Over the past two days, there are 89 more confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7 UK variant and 3 more confirmed cases of the B.1.351 South Africa variant.

The third wave is intensifying in the greater Kawarthas region. With 69 new cases to report and an additional 22 cases resolved, the number of active cases across the region has spiked by 52 from yesterday to 250. See below for detailed numbers from each regional health unit.

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Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (954), Peel (434), York (348), Ottawa (205), Hamilton (146), Middlesex-London (145), and Durham (138).

There are double-digit increases today in Halton (91), Niagara (77), Simcoe Muskoka (72), Waterloo (65), Windsor-Essex (45), Eastern Ontario (44), Lambton (34), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (31), Brant (27), Sudbury (25), Southwestern (16), Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (15), Chatham-Kent (14), Leeds, Grenville & Lanark (12), Hastings Prince Edward (11), and Northwestern (10), with smaller increases in Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (9), Peterborough (9), Haldimand-Norfolk (7), Thunder Bay (6), and Algoma (6).

The remaining 6 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with all health units reporting at least 1 case.

Of today’s new cases, 58% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (1,093) among people ages 20-39 followed by 805 cases among people ages 40-59.

With 3,744 more cases resolved over the past two days, the percentage of resolved cases has decreased by 0.5% to 91.5%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has increased by 0.4% to 5.0%, meaning that 50 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on April 2.

Ontario is reporting 39 new COVID-19 deaths over the past two days, including 23 yesterday and 16 today, with no new deaths in long-term care homes over the past two days. Ontario has averaged 17 new daily deaths over the past week, an increase of 1 from April 1.

On Friday, the number of hospitalizations increased by 46 to 1,162. Today, hospitalizations have decreased by 366 to 796, but this number excludes data from more than 10% of hospitals so the actual number of hospitalizations may be higher. Over the past two days, the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs has increased by 18 to 451 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators increasing by 2 to 261.

A total of 101,513 tests were completed over the past two days, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 17,008 to 25,049.

A total of 2,424,063 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 147,750 over the past two days, with 321,469 people fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, an increase of 3,754 from April 1.

The number of fully vaccinated people now represents 2.18% of Ontario’s population, an increase of 0.02% from April 1, with fully and partially vaccinated people representing 16.45% of the population, an increase of 1.0% from April 1. An estimated 70-90% of the population must be immunized to achieve herd immunity.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 69 new cases to report, including 22 in Hastings Prince Edward, 20 in Peterborough, 14 in Northumberland, 7 in Haliburton, and 6 in Kawartha Lakes.

An outbreak at an unidentified workplace in Quinte West was declared on April 2.

There are 29 new regional cases of presumed variants of concern, including 14 in Northumberland, 12 in Kawartha Lakes, and 3 in Hastings Prince Edward.

There is 1 new hospitalization in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Hastings Prince Edward.

An additional 22 cases have been resolved, including 8 in Peterborough, 6 in Kawartha Lakes, 4 in Northumberland, and 4 in Hastings Prince Edward.

There are currently 250 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 52 from yesterday, including 107 in Hastings Prince Edward (38 in Quinte West, 36 in Belleville, 10 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, 7 in Prince Edward County, 13 in Central Hastings, and 1 in North Hastings), 74 in Peterborough, 33 in Northumberland, 28 in Kawartha Lakes, and 8 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 911 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (827 resolved with 10 deaths), 602 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (532 resolved with 55 deaths), 516 in Northumberland County (471 resolved with 12 deaths), 73 in Haliburton County (64 resolved with 1 death), and 565 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (449 resolved with 6 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on March 16.

The provincial data in this report is pulled from Ontario’s integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) at 4 p.m. the previous day, as well as from systems in Toronto, Ottawa, and Middlesex-London at 2 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: 911 (increase of 19)*
Total variants of concern cases: 206 (no change)
Active cases: 74 (increase of 11)
Close contacts: 225 (decrease of 13)
Deaths: 10 (no change)
Resolved: 827 (increase of 8)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 31 (increase of 1)**
Total tests completed: Over 46,950 (increase of 150)
Outbreaks: Gzowski College student residence at Trent University, Empress Gardens retirement home in Peterborough, Workplace #1 in City of Peterborough, Workplace #2 in City of Peterborough (no change)
Vaccine doses administered: 30,433 (last updated April 1)

*The health unit is reporting 20 cases in the last 24 hours, with 1 previous case removed from the total case count.

**As of April 1, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting fewer than 10 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (no change) and 25 patients transferred from other areas as a result of a provincial directive (increase of 1).

 

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. No report was issued on Good Friday; these numbers include April 2 and 3.

Confirmed positive: 1,191, including 602 in Kawartha Lakes, 516 in Northumberland, and 73 in Haliburton (increase of 27, including 6 in Kawartha Lakes, 14 in Northumberland, and 7 in Haliburton)*
Cases with N501Y mutation: 76, including 33 in Kawartha Lakes and 43 in Northumberland (increase of 26, including 12 in Kawartha Lakes and 14 in Northumberland)**
Active cases: 69, including 28 in Kawartha Lakes, 33 in Northumberland, and 8 in Haliburton (increase of 18, including 2 in Kawartha Lakes, 9 in in Northumberland, and 7 in Haliburton)
Probable cases: 3, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland (increase of 2 in Kawartha Lakes)
High-risk contacts: 207, including 56 in Kawartha Lakes, 105 in Northumberland, and 15 in Haliburton (increase of 62)***
Hospitalizations (total to date): 51, including 31 in Kawartha Lakes, 17 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton (increase of 1 in Kawartha Lakes)****
Deaths (including among probable cases): 68, including 55 in Kawartha Lakes, 12 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Resolved: 1,067, including 532 in Kawartha Lakes, 471 in Northumberland, 64 in Haliburton (increase of 10, including 6 in Kawartha Lakes and 4 in Northumberland)
Tests completed: 164,133 (increase of 694)
Vaccine doses administered: 23,198 (last updated on March 29)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 2,618 (last updated on March 29)
Outbreaks: Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg (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.

**The N501Y mutation has been identified in variants of concern including the B.1.1.7 UK variant, the B.1.351 South Africa variant, and the P.1 Brazilian variant.

***This total includes an additional 31 high-risk contacts directly followed up through the Public Health Ontario contact tracing process that are missing the contacts’ county.

****As of April 1, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 1 patient 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: 565 (increase of 22)
Confirmed variants of concern cases: 44 (increase of 3)
Active cases: 107 (increase of 18)
Deaths: 6 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 3 (increase of 1)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 2 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator (total to date): 0 (no change)
Resolved: 449 (increase of 4)
Tests completed: 82,939 (no change)
Vaccine doses administered: 33,280 (increase of 519)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 2,089 (increase of 154)
Outbreaks: Unidentified workplace in Trenton, Unidentified setting in Belleville, Unidentified child care facility in Belleville, Unidentified workplace in Quinte West (increase of 1)*

*An outbreak at an unidentified workplace in Quinte West was declared on April 2.

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Province of Ontario

April 3, 2021

Confirmed positive: 358,558 (increase of 3,009)
COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) confirmed cases: 2,042 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 20); 70 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (no change); 102 of P.1 Brazilian variant (decrease of 1)
VOC R(t): 1.24 (no change, last updated March 30)*
7-day average of daily new cases: 2,552 (increase of 79)
Resolved: 327,940 (increase of 1,819), 91.5% of all cases (decrease of 0.2%)
Positivity rate: 5.0% (increase of 0.4%)
Hospitalizations: 796 (decrease of 366)**
Hospitalizations in ICU: 451 (increase of 16)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 261 (decrease of 10)
Deaths: 7,428 (increase of 16)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 17 (no change)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,901 (no change)
Total tests completed: 12,734,913 (increase of 59,117)
Tests under investigation: 25,049 (decrease of 14,174)
Vaccination doses administered: 2,424,063 (increase of 59,567), 16.45% of Ontario’s population (increase of 0.40%)***
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 321,469 (increase of 1,119), 2.18% of Ontario’s population (increase of 0.01%)***

*R(t) is a virus’s effective reproduction number, which is the average number of new infections caused by a single infected individual at a specific time (t) in a partially immunized population. To successfully eliminate a disease from a population, R(t) needs to be less than 1.

**As more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for this report, the actual number of hospitalizations may be higher than reported.

***An estimated 70-90% of the population must be immunized to achieve herd immunity.

April 2, 2021

Confirmed positive: 355,549 (increase of 3,089)
COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) confirmed cases: 2,022 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 69); 70 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (increase of 3); 103 of P.1 Brazilian variant (increase of 7)
VOC R(t): 1.24 (decrease of .09, last updated March 30)*
7-day average of daily new cases: 2,473 (increase of 132)
Resolved: 326,121 (increase of 1,925), 91.7% of all cases (decrease of 0.3%)
Positivity rate: 4.6% (decrease of 0.2%)
Hospitalizations: 1,162 (increase of 46)
Hospitalizations in ICU: 435 (increase of 2)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 271 (increase of 12)
Deaths: 7,412 (increase of 23)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 17 (increase of 1)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,901 (no change)
Total tests completed: 12,675,796 (increase of 62,333)
Tests under investigation: 39,223 (decrease of 2,834)
Vaccination doses administered: 2,364,496 (increase of 88,183), 16.05% of Ontario’s population (increase of 0.60%)**
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 320,350 (increase of 2,635), 2.17% of Ontario’s population (increase of 0.01%)**

*R(t) is a virus’s effective reproduction number, which is the average number of new infections caused by a single infected individual at a specific time (t) in a partially immunized population. To successfully eliminate a disease from a population, R(t) needs to be less than 1.

**An estimated 70-90% of the population must be immunized to achieve herd immunity.

COVID-19 cases in Ontario from March 3 - April 2, 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 March 3 – April 2, 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 March 3 - April 2, 2021. The red line is the daily number of tests completed, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of tests completed. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 tests completed in Ontario from March 3 – April 2, 2021. The red line is the daily number of tests completed, 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 March 3 - April 2, 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 patients with COVID-19 in ICUs. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions in Ontario from March 3 – April 2, 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 patients with COVID-19 in ICUs. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 deaths in Ontario from March 3 - April 2, 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 March 3 – April 2, 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 March 3 - April 2, 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 March 3 – April 2, 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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