Ontario reports 3,436 new COVID-19 cases, including 16 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases fall by 47 with 7 new cases in Peterborough, 3 in Northumberland, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Haliburton, and 2 in Hastings Prince Edward

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

Ontario is reporting 3,436 new cases today, with Toronto and 9 other health units reporting triple-digit increases. The seven-day average of daily cases has fallen by 11 today to 3,577, and the number of active cases continues to decline.

There are 3,033 more cases of the B.1.1.7 UK variant, 10 more cases of the B.1.351 South Africa, and 49 more cases of the P.1 Brazilian variant.

Hospitalizations have fallen again, but not all hospitals submitted data for today’s report. There’s been a small decrease in the number of ICU admissions and the number of patients on ventilators. Ontario is reporting 16 deaths today, with 1 death in a long-term care home. The seven-day average of new deaths has decreased to 26.

In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 16 new cases to report (including 7 in Peterborough, 3 in Northumberland, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Haliburton, and 2 in Hastings Prince Edward) and an additional 56 cases resolved, decreasing the number of active cases by 47 to 205.

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Most of the new cases reported today are in Toronto (985), Peel (714), York (351), Durham (271), Hamilton (194), Halton (159), Ottawa (130), Niagara (127), Waterloo (106), and Simcoe Muskoka (101).

There are double-digit increases reported today in Middlesex-London (61), Windsor-Essex (47), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (41), Brant (17), Eastern Ontario (15), Southwestern (15), Haldimand-Norfolk (13), Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (12), Porcupine (11), and Northwestern (10), with smaller increases in Peterborough (9), Sudbury (6), and Grey Bruce (6).

The remaining 11 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 1 health unit (Timiskaming) reporting no new cases.

Of today’s new cases, 59% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (1,351) among people ages 20-39 followed by 977 cases among people ages 40-59 and 684 cases among people 19 and under.

With 3,623 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to at 90.5% — the 14th straight day the percentage of resolved cases has increased. The average positivity rate across Ontario has increased by 1.2% to 9.7%, meaning that 97 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on May 2.

Ontario is reporting 16 new COVID-19 deaths today, with 1 new death in a long-term care home. Ontario has averaged 26 new daily deaths over the past week, a decrease of 1 from yesterday.

The number of hospitalizations has decreased by 36 to 1,925, but more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for today’s report, so the number of hospitalized patients may actually be higher. The number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs has decreased by 6 to 889 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators has decreased by 4 to 611.

A total of 33,179 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation falling by 4,972 to 15,119.

A total of 5,378,249 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 53,880 from yesterday, with 375,905 people fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, an increase of 625 from yesterday.

The number of fully vaccinated people represents 2.55% of Ontario’s population (no change from yesterday), with fully and partially vaccinated people representing 36.50% of the population, an increase of 0.37% from yesterday. 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 16 new cases to report, including 7 in Peterborough, 3 in Northumberland, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Haliburton, and 2 in Hastings Prince Edward.

Outbreaks at Sunshine Daycare in Peterborough and an unidentified child care centre #1 in Peterborough County were declared on May 3.

There are 33 new regional cases of variants of concern, including 13 in Hastings Prince Edward, 9 in Northumberland, 6 in Kawartha Lakes, and 5 in Peterborough.

An additional 56 cases have been resolved, including 20 in Hastings Prince Edward, 16 in Kawartha Lakes, 10 in Peterborough, 7 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton. Outbreaks at Fenelon Court long-term care home in Fenelon Falls, Summersweet Custom Design & Build Inc. in Haliburton, Carressent Care Mary Street in Lindsay, and Adelaide Place in Lindsay have been declared resolved.

There are currently 205 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 47 from yesterday, including 75 in Peterborough, 68 in Hastings Prince Edward (13 in Quinte West, 42 in Belleville, 1 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, 9 in Prince Edward County, and 3 in Central Hastings), 34 in Northumberland, 23 in Kawartha Lakes, and 5 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,245 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,156 resolved with 14 deaths), 732 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (666 resolved with 56 deaths), 823 in Northumberland County (775 resolved with 14 deaths), 105 in Haliburton County (99 resolved with 1 death), and 944 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (867 resolved with 9 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on April 28.

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: 1,245 (increase of 7)
Total variants of concern cases: 465 (increase of 5)
Active cases: 75 (decrease of 3)
Close contacts: 193 (decrease of 6)
Deaths: 14 (no change)
Resolved: 1,156 (increase of 10)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 53 (no change)*
ICU admissions (total to date): 8 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 50,200 (increase of 50)
Outbreaks: Empress Gardens retirement home in Peterborough, Unidentified congregate living facility #3 in Peterborough, Unidentified workplace #5 in Peterborough, Trent Champlain Residence: West Towers in Peterborough, Unidentified workplace #7 in Peterborough, Unidentified workplace #8 in Peterborough, Sunshine Daycare in Peterborough, Unidentified child care centre #1 in Peterborough County (increase of 2)**
Vaccine doses administered: 56,409 (increase of 12,806 as of April 29)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 4,211 (increase of 1,730 as of April 29)

*As of May 3, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting 16 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 (no change) and a total of 62 patients transferred from other areas as a result of a provincial directive (no change).

**Outbreaks at Sunshine Daycare in Peterborough and an unidentified child care centre #1 in Peterborough County were declared on May 3.

 

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 include both May 2 and May 3.

Confirmed positive: 1,660, including 732 in Kawartha Lakes, 823 in Northumberland, and 105 in Haliburton (increase of 7, including 2 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton)*
Total variants of concern cases: 400, including 136 in Kawartha Lakes, 243 in Northumberland, and 21 in Haliburton (increase of 15, including 6 in Kawartha Lakes and 9 in Northumberland)
Active cases: 62, including 23 in Kawartha Lakes, 34 in Northumberland, and 5 in Haliburton (decrease of 27, including 22 in Kawartha Lakes, 4 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton)
Probable cases: 4, including 2 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland (decrease of 3, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 60, including 33 in Kawartha Lakes, 24 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton (no change)**
Deaths (including among probable cases): 71, including 56 in Kawartha Lakes, 14 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Resolved: 1,540, including 666 in Kawartha Lakes, 775 in Northumberland, and 99 in Haliburton (increase of 26, including 16 in Kawartha Lakes, 7 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton)
Tests completed: 181,419 (increase of 462)
Vaccine doses administered: 72,364 (increase of 7,411 as of May 3)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 4,271 (increase of 723 as of May 3)
Outbreaks: Transition House shelter in Cobourg (decrease of 4)***

*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.

**As of May 3, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 10 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (increase of 2).

***Outbreaks at Fenelon Court long-term care home in Fenelon Falls, Summersweet Custom Design & Build Inc. in Haliburton, Carressent Care Mary Street in Lindsay, and Adelaide Place in Lindsay have been declared resolved.

 

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: 944 (increase of 2)
Confirmed variants of concern cases: 330 (increase of 13)
Active cases: 68 (decrease of 17)
Deaths: 9 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 17 (decrease of 2)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 9 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 4 (no change)
Resolved: 867 (increase of 20)
Tests completed: 132,136 (increase of 240)
Vaccine doses administered: 60,900 (increase of 168)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 4,053 (increase of 1)
Outbreaks: Unidentified workplace in Prince Edward County, Unidentified workplace in Belleville, QHC Belleville General Hospital, Unidentified workplace in Belleville, Unidentified congregate living facility in Belleville, Unidentified child care facility in Quinte West (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 473,901 (increase of 3,436)
COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) cases: 75,346 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 3,033); 301 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (increase of 10); 920 of P.1 Brazilian variant (increase of 45)*
VOC R(t): 0.89 (decrease of 0.04 as April 27)**
7-day average of daily new cases: 3,577 (decrease of 11)
Positivity rate: 9.7% (increase of 1.2%)
Resolved: 428,786 (increase of 3,623), 90.5% of all cases (increase of 0.1%)
Hospitalizations: 1,925 (decrease of 36)***
Hospitalizations in ICU: 889 (decrease of 6)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 611 (decrease of 4)
Deaths: 8,118 (increase of 16)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 26 (decrease of 1)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,919 (increase of 1)
Total tests completed: 14,231,121 (increase of 33,179)
Tests under investigation: 15,119 (decrease of 4,972)
Vaccination doses administered: 5,378,249 (increase of 53,880), 36.50% of Ontario’s population (increase of 0.37%)****
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 375,905 (increase of 625), 2.55% of Ontario’s population (no change)****

*While Ontario’s daily update still is not yet reporting this information, Public Health Ontario confirmed on April 23 that 36 cases of the B.1.617 variant, a so-called “double mutation” variant first identified in India, have been detected in Ontario.

**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.

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

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

COVID-19 cases in Ontario from April 2 - May 2, 2021. The red line is the number of new cases reported daily, and the dotted green line is a five-day rolling average of new cases. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 cases in Ontario from April 2 – May 2, 2021. The red line is the number of new cases reported daily, and the dotted green line is a five-day rolling average of new cases. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 tests completed in Ontario from April 2 - May 2, 2021. The red line is the daily number of tests completed, and the dotted green line is a five-day rolling average of tests completed. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 tests completed in Ontario from April 2 – May 2, 2021. The red line is the daily number of tests completed, and the dotted green line is a five-day rolling average of tests completed. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions in Ontario from April 2 - May 2, 2021. The red line is the daily number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, the dotted green line is a five-day rolling 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 rolling average of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions in Ontario from April 2 – May 2, 2021. The red line is the daily number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, the dotted green line is a five-day rolling 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 rolling average of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 deaths in Ontario from April 2 - May 2, 2021. The red line is the cumulative number of daily deaths, and the dotted green line is a five-day rolling average of daily deaths. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 deaths in Ontario from April 2 – May 2, 2021. The red line is the cumulative number of daily deaths, and the dotted green line is a five-day rolling average of daily deaths. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Ontario from April 2 - May 2, 2021. The red line is the cumulative number of daily doses administered, and the dotted green line is a five-day rolling average of daily doses. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Ontario from April 2 – May 2, 2021. The red line is the cumulative number of daily doses administered, and the dotted green line is a five-day rolling average of daily doses. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)

 

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