Ontario reports 2,320 new COVID-19 cases, with 24 new cases and 1 new death in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases rise to 258 with 11 new cases in Peterborough, 8 in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Kawartha Lakes, and 2 in Northumberland

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

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

Today, Ontario is reporting 2,320 new cases, with 6 health units reporting triple-digit increases. The seven-day average of daily cases has decreased to 2,826 and the proportion of active cases continues to decline.

Hospitalizations have decreased significantly, with a large decrease in the number of ICU patients and a smaller decrease in the number of patients on ventilators. Ontario is reporting 39 deaths today, including 2 new deaths in long-term care homes.

Ontario has now administered almost 6.5 million vaccine doses, with more than 50 per cent of the population aged 18 and over having received at least one dose. Over 400,000 Ontarians are now fully immunized against COVID-19, with a record increase of 5,471 people receiving their second dose yesterday.

In the greater Kawarthas region, there has been a COVID-related death in Northumberland for the second day in a row, the county’s 16th death. There are 24 new cases to report across the region (including 11 in Peterborough, 8 in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Kawartha Lakes, and 2 in Northumberland) and an additional 19 cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region increasing by 4 to 258. See below for detailed information from each health unit in the region.

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Most of the new cases reported today are in Toronto (712), Peel (452), York (157), Durham (139), Hamilton (113), and Ottawa (105).

There are double-digit increases reported today in Niagara (87), Waterloo (81), Halton (78), Middlesex-London (77), Simcoe Muskoka (55), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (40), Windsor-Essex (35), Brant (26), Haldimand-Norfolk (25), Southwestern (18), Huron Perth (15), Hastings Prince Edward (11), Peterborough (11), and Porcupine (10), with smaller increases in Northwestern (9), Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (9), Grey Bruce (9), Thunder Bay (8), Eastern Ontario (8), Algoma (7), Sudbury (6), and Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (6).

The remaining 6 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 1 health unit (Timiskaming) reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s new cases, 59% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (983) among people ages 20-39 followed by 659 cases among people ages 40-59 and 390 cases among people 19 and under.

With 3,477 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.2% to at 92.3% — the 23rd straight day the percentage of resolved cases has increased. The average positivity rate across Ontario has decreased by 2.1% to 6.4%, meaning that 64 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on May 11.

Ontario is reporting 39 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 2 new deaths in long-term care homes. Ontario has averaged 27 new daily deaths over the past week, a decrease of 1 from yesterday.

Hospitalizations have fallen by 109 to 1,673, with the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs decreasing by 26 to 776 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators decreasing by 9 to 559.

A total of 45,681 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation increasing by 3,259 to 28,174.

A total of 6,491,666 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 140,785 from yesterday, and 402,258 people have been fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, a record increase of 5,471 from yesterday.

The number of fully vaccinated people represents 2.73% of Ontario’s population, an increase of 0.04% from yesterday, with fully and partially vaccinated people representing 44.06% of the population, an increase of 0.96% 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 24 new cases to report, including 11 in Peterborough, 8 in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Kawartha Lakes, and 2 in Northumberland. There are no new cases in Haliburton.

A community outbreak in Hastings Highlands in North Hastings, involving 7 cases, was declared on May 11.

For the second day in a row, there has been a new COVID-19 related death in Northumberland, the county’s 16th death. There is 1 new hospitalization in Northumberland, 1 new hospitalization in Peterborough, and 2 new ICU admissions in Peterborough.

There are 11 new regional cases of variants of concern, including 6 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward, and 2 in Northumberland.

An additional 19 cases have been resolved, including 7 in Peterborough, 5 in Hastings Prince Edward, 4 in Northumberland, and 3 in Kawartha Lakes. An outbreak at an unidentified congregate living facility in Belleville was declared resolved on May 11. An outbreak at an unidentified workplace in Belleville was declared resolved on May 12. An outbreak at an unidentified workplace in Peterborough was declared resolved on May 12.

There are currently 258 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 4 from yesterday, including 83 in Hastings Prince Edward (15 in Quinte West, 40 in Belleville, 2 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, 7 in Prince Edward County, 11 in Central Hastings, and 8 in North Hastings), 79 in Peterborough, 61 in Kawartha Lakes, 31 in Northumberland, and 4 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,326 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,230 resolved with 17 deaths), 801 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (697 resolved with 56 deaths), 855 in Northumberland County (808 resolved with 16 deaths), 110 in Haliburton County (105 resolved with 1 death), and 1,036 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (943 resolved with 10 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Northumberland on May 12.

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: 1,326 (increase of 11)
Total variants of concern cases: 515 (no change)
Active cases: 79 (increase of 4)
Close contacts: 253 (increase of 17)
Deaths: 17 (no change)
Resolved: 1,230 (increase of 7)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 60 (increase of 1)*
ICU admissions (total to date): 13 (increase of 2)
Total tests completed: Over 51,000 (increase of 100)
Outbreaks: Unidentified congregate living facility #3 in Peterborough, Sunshine Daycare in Peterborough, Unidentified home child care centre #1 in Peterborough County, Helping Hands Day Care in Peterborough County (decrease of 1)**
Vaccine doses administered: 60,427 (increase of 4,018 as of May 7)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 4,421 (increase of 210 as of May 7)

*As of May 11, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting 13 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 (decrease of 2) and a total of 73 patients transferred from other areas as a result of a provincial directive (increase of 3).

**An outbreak at an unidentified workplace (#5) in Peterborough was declared resolved on May 12.

 

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: 1,766, including 801 in Kawartha Lakes, 855 in Northumberland, and 110 in Haliburton (increase of 5, including 3 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland)*
Total variants of concern cases: 483, including 195 in Kawartha Lakes, 263 in Northumberland, and 25 in Haliburton (increase of 8, including 6 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland)
Active cases: 96, including 61 in Kawartha Lakes, 31 in Northumberland, and 4 in Haliburton (net decrease of 3)
Probable cases: 5 in Kawartha Lakes (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 65, including 33 in Kawartha Lakes, 29 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton (increase of 1 in Northumberland)**
Deaths (including among probable cases): 73, including 56 in Kawartha Lakes, 16 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (increase of 1 in Northumberland)
Resolved: 1,610, including 697 in Kawartha Lakes, 808 in Northumberland, and 105 in Haliburton (increase of 7, including 3 in Kawartha Lakes and 4 in Northumberland)
Tests completed: 186,360 (increase of 388)
Vaccine doses administered: 79,432 (increase of 7,067 as of May 10)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 4,462 (increase of 191 as of May 10)
Outbreaks: Staples and Swain Law Office in Lindsay, OPP Offender Transport Lindsay, Dairy Queen in Lindsay (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.

**As of May 12, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 8 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: 1,036 (increase of 8)
Confirmed variants of concern cases: 397 (increase of 3)
Active cases: 83 (increase of 3)
Deaths: 10 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 17 (decrease of 1)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 7 (decrease of 2)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 5 (decrease of 1)
Resolved: 943 (increase of 5)
Tests completed: 136,178 (increase of 7)
Vaccine doses administered: 68,691 (increase of 1,083)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 4,745 (increase of 70)
Outbreaks: Quinte 5 at QHC Belleville General Hospital, ICU of QHC Belleville General Hospital, Unidentified child care facility in Belleville, Unidentified workplace in Belleville, Unidentified workplace in Central Hastings, Community outbreak in Hastings Highlands in North Hastings (net decrease of 1)*

*An outbreak at an unidentified congregate living facility in Belleville was declared resolved on May 11. An outbreak at an unidentified workplace in Belleville was declared resolved on May 12. A community outbreak in Hastings Highlands in North Hastings, involving 7 cases, was declared on May 11.

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 499,412 (increase of 2,320)
COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) cases: 98,945 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 3,399); 568 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (increase of 38); 1,683 of P.1 Brazilian variant (increase of 91)
VOC R(t): 0.92 (increase of 0.03 as April 30)*
7-day average of daily new cases: 2,826 (decrease of 88)
Positivity rate: 6.4% (decrease of 2.1%)
Resolved: 461,076 (increase of 3,477), 92.3% of all cases (increase of 0.2%)
Hospitalizations: 1,673 (decrease of 109)
Hospitalizations in ICU: 776 (decrease of 26)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 559 (decrease of 9)
Deaths: 8,374 (increase of 32)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 27 (decrease of 1)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,936 (increase of 2)
Total tests completed: 14,603,406 (increase of 45,681)
Tests under investigation: 28,174 (increase of 3,259)
Vaccination doses administered: 6,491,666 (increase of 140,785), 44.06% of Ontario’s population (increase of 0.96%)**
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 402,258 (increase of 5,471), 2.73% of Ontario’s population (increase of 0.04%)**

*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 April 11 - May 11, 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 11 – May 11, 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 11 - May 11, 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 11 – May 11, 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 11 - May 11, 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 11 – May 11, 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 11 - May 11, 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 11 – May 11, 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 11 - May 11, 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 11 – May 11, 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)

 

For more information about COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.

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