Ontario reports 5,979 COVID-19 cases over past 2 days, with 1 new death in Peterborough

Regional active cases climb to 273 with 37 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward; Peterborough reports 1 new case with active cases down to 67

A swab test bring completed on a patient. (Stock photo)

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

On the third day of the provincial shutdown, Ontario is reporting 5,979 new COVID-19 cases over the past two days, including 3,041 yesterday and 2,938 today. Since April 3, the seven-day average of daily cases has increased by 206 to 2,758.

Over the past two days, there have been 98 more confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7 UK variant, 1 more confirmed case of the B.1.351 South Africa variant, and 1 more case of the P.1 Brazilian variant.

In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 38 new cases to report and an additional 13 cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region increasing by 22 from yesterday to 273 — with the increase in active cases entirely within the Hastings Prince Edward region due to ongoing outbreaks primarily in Quinte West and Belleville. Peterborough is only reporting 1 new cases, with active cases down to 67, but the health unit is also reporting the 11th death in the region.

See below for detailed numbers from each regional health unit. Note: due to Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has not issued an update since April 3.

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Most of today’s new cases are in Toronto (906), Peel (553), York (391), Ottawa (230), Durham (140), and Niagara (124).

There are double-digit increases today in Hamilton (84), Middlesex-London (71, down from 117 yesterday), Simcoe Muskoka (68), Halton (61), Waterloo (43), Windsor-Essex (42), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (40), Eastern Ontario (32), Sudbury (28), Brant (28), Southwestern (15), Hastings Prince Edward (11), Leeds, Grenville & Lanark (11), and Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (10), with smaller increases in Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (9), Peterborough (9), Chatham-Kent (8), Lambton (8), Thunder Bay (7), Grey Bruce (7), and Huron Perth (6).

The remaining 7 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with only 1 health unit (Timiskaming) reporting no new cases.

Of today’s new cases, 56% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (1,085) among people ages 20-39 followed by 862 cases among people ages 40-59 and 550 cases among people 19 and under.

With 3,660 more cases resolved over the past two days, the percentage of resolved cases has decreased by 0.5% to 91.0%. The average positivity rate across Ontario has increased by 2.8% to 7.8%, meaning that 78 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on April 4.

Ontario is reporting 22 new COVID-19 deaths over the past two days, including 12 yesterday and 10 today, with 2 new deaths in long-term care homes over the past two days. Ontario has averaged 16 new daily deaths over the past week, an increase of 1 since April 3.

The number of hospitalizations increased yesterday by 11 to 811 and today by 131 to 942, but both numbers 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 43 to 494 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators has increased by 34 to 293.

A total of 82,943 tests were completed over the past two days, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 7,310 to 17,739.

A total of 2,545,640 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 121,577 over the past two days, with 322,197 people fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, an increase of 728 since April 3.

The number of fully vaccinated people now represents 2.19% of Ontario’s population, an increase of 0.01% from April 3, with fully and partially vaccinated people representing 17.28% of the population, an increase of 0.83% from April 3. 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 38 new cases to report, including 37 in Hastings Prince Edward and 1 in Peterborough. Current numbers for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton are unavailable as the health unit has not issued updates for either Easter Sunday or Easter Monday.

There has been 1 new COVID-related death in Peterborough. No details have been provided by the health unit.

There are 3 new regional cases of presumed variants of concern in Hastings Prince Edward, and there is 1 new hospitalization in Hastings Prince Edward.

An additional 13 cases have been resolved, including 8 in Peterborough and 5 in Hastings Prince Edward.

There are currently 273 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 22 from yesterday, including 137 in Hastings Prince Edward (51 in Quinte West, 48 in Belleville, 8 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, 11 in Prince Edward County, 15 in Central Hastings, and 1 in North Hastings), 67 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 919 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (841 resolved with 11 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 609 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (462 resolved with 6 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on April 5.

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: 919 (increase of 1)
Total variants of concern cases: 212 (decrease of 4)
Active cases: 67 (decrease of 8)
Close contacts: 234 (decrease of 10)
Deaths: 11 (increase of 1)
Resolved: 841 (increase of 8)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 31 (no change)*
Total tests completed: Over 47,200 (increase of 100)
Outbreaks: Empress Gardens retirement home in Peterborough, Unidentified workplace #1 in Peterborough, Unidentified workplace #2 in Peterborough, Champlain Annex at Trent University in Peterborough, Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School in Peterborough (no change)
Vaccine doses administered: 30,433 (last updated April 1)

*As of April 5, 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 (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. No report was issued on Easter Sunday or Easter Monday; these numbers are from April 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 5, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 2 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (increase 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: 609 (increase of 37)
Confirmed variants of concern cases: 61 (increase of 3)
Active cases: 137 (increase of 20)
Deaths: 6 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 4 (increase of 1)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 1 (decrease of 1)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator (total to date): 0 (no change)
Resolved: 462 (increase of 5)
Tests completed: 88,906 (increase of 5,967)
Vaccine doses administered: 33,951 (increase of 74)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 2,098 (increase of 1)
Outbreaks: Unidentified workplace in Trenton, Unidentified setting in Belleville, Unidentified child care facility in Belleville, Unidentified workplace in Quinte West (no change)

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Province of Ontario

April 4, 2021

Confirmed positive: 364,537 (increase of 2,938)
COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) confirmed cases: 2,135 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 21); 71 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (no change); 103 of P.1 Brazilian variant (no change)
VOC R(t): 1.25 (no change, last updated April 1)*
7-day average of daily new cases: 2,758 (increase of 127)
Resolved: 331,600 (increase of 1,761), 91.0% of all cases (decrease of 0.2%)
Positivity rate: 7.8% (increase of 1.3%)
Hospitalizations: 942 (increase of 131)**
Hospitalizations in ICU: 494 (increase of 18)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 293 (increase of 31)
Deaths: 7,450 (increase of 10)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 16 (no change)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,903 (increase of 2)
Total tests completed: 12,817,856 (increase of 36,563)
Tests under investigation: 17,739 (decrease of 1,950)
Vaccination doses administered: 2,545,640 (increase of 52,452), 17.28% of Ontario’s population (increase of 0.36%)***
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 322,197 (increase of 149), 2.19% of Ontario’s population (no change)***

*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 3, 2021

Confirmed positive: 361,599 (increase of 3,041)
COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) confirmed cases: 2,114 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 72); 71 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (increase of 1); 103 of P.1 Brazilian variant (increase of 1)
VOC R(t): 1.25 (increase of 0.01, last updated April 1)*
7-day average of daily new cases: 2,631 (increase of 79)
Resolved: 329,839 (increase of 1,899), 91.2% of all cases (decrease of 0.3%)
Positivity rate: 6.5% (increase of 1.5%) – April 4 7.8%
Hospitalizations: 811 (increase of 15)**
Hospitalizations in ICU: 476 (increase of 25)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 262 (increase of 1)
Deaths: 7,440 (increase of 12)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 16 (decrease of 1)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,901 (no change)
Total tests completed: 12,781,293 (increase of 46,380)
Tests under investigation: 19,689 (decrease of 5,360)
Vaccination doses administered: 2,493,188 (increase of 69,125), 16.92% of Ontario’s population (increase of 0.47%)***
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 322,048 (increase of 579), 2.19% 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.

COVID-19 cases in Ontario from March 5 - April 4, 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 5 – April 4, 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 5 - April 4, 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 5 – April 4, 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 5 - April 4, 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 5 – April 4, 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 5 - April 4, 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 5 – April 4, 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 5 - April 4, 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 5 – April 4, 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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