Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 2,362 new cases today, with only 5 of Ontario’s 34 health units reporting triple-digit increases. The seven-day average of daily cases has decreased to 2,616 and the proportion of active cases continues to decline for the 25th day in a row.
Hospitalizations have fallen substantially, with only 1 new ICU patient and a small decrease in the number of patients on ventilators. Ontario is reporting 26 deaths today, with no new deaths in long-term care homes.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 29 new cases to report, with Peterborough accounting for more than half of the increase with 15 cases — the second straight day of a double-digit increase, after 19 cases were reported yesterday. There are 5 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward, 4 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton.
Except in Peterborough and Haliburton, active cases have declined across the region by 7 to 257, with an additional 35 cases resolved. See below for detailed information from each health unit in the region.
Most of the new cases reported today are in Toronto (691), Peel (563), York (224), Durham (148), and Hamilton (112).
There are double-digit increases reported today in Ottawa (99), Middlesex-London (66), Halton (63), Waterloo (55), Niagara (50), Windsor-Essex (45), Simcoe Muskoka (40), Peterborough (23), Brant (23), Porcupine (22), Southwestern (22), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (20), Eastern Ontario (18), and Haldimand-Norfolk (17), with smaller increases in Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (9), Lambton (9), Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (8), Huron Perth (8), Thunder Bay (6), and Chatham-Kent (6).
The remaining 9 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 2 health units (Timiskaming and Leeds, Grenville & Lanark) reporting no new cases at all.
Of today’s new cases, 61% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (1,006) among people ages 20-39 followed by 643 cases among people ages 40-59 and 422 cases among people 19 and under.
With 3,502 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.3% to at 92.8% — the 25th straight day the percentage of resolved cases has increased. The average positivity rate across Ontario has increased by 0.4% to 6.1%, meaning that 61 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on May 13.
Ontario is reporting 26 new COVID-19 deaths today, with no new deaths in long-term care homes. Ontario has averaged 28 new daily deaths over the past week, an increase of 1 from yesterday.
Hospitalizations have decreased by 50 to 1,582, with the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs increasing by 1 to 777 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators decreasing by 8 to 560.
A total of 44,040 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 2,128 to 22,237.
A total of 6,771,128 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 141,765 from yesterday, and 415,531 people have been fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, a record increase of 7,931 from yesterday.
The number of fully vaccinated people represents 2.82% of Ontario’s population, an increase of 0.05% from yesterday, with fully and partially vaccinated people representing 45.96% of the total population, an increase of 0.96% from yesterday. An estimated 70-90% of the population must be immunized to achieve herd immunity.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 29 new cases to report, including 15 in Peterborough, 5 in Hastings Prince Edward, 4 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton.
There are 39 new regional cases of variants of concern, including 20 in Peterborough, 6 in Hastings Prince Edward, 5 in Northumberland, 4 in Kawartha Lakes, and 4 in Haliburton.
There is 1 new hospitalization in Kawartha Lakes.
An additional 35 cases have been resolved, including 15 in Hastings Prince Edward, 11 in Kawartha Lakes, 5 in Peterborough, and 4 in Northumberland. An outbreak at an unidentified home child care centre in Peterborough County was declared resolved on May 14.
There are currently 257 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 7 from yesterday, including 99 in Peterborough, 68 in Hastings Prince Edward (13 in Quinte West, 31 in Belleville, 2 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, 6 in Prince Edward County, 10 in Central Hastings, and 6 in North Hastings), 48 in Kawartha Lakes, 32 in Northumberland, and 10 in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,360 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,244 resolved with 17 deaths), 807 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (716 resolved with 56 deaths), 866 in Northumberland County (818 resolved with 16 deaths), 116 in Haliburton County (105 resolved with 1 death), and 1,042 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (964 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).
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: 1,360 (increase of 15)
Total variants of concern cases: 556 (increase of 20)
Active cases: 99 (increase of 10)
Close contacts: 304 (increase of 19)
Deaths: 17 (no change)
Resolved: 1,244 (increase of 5)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 60 (no change)*
ICU admissions (total to date): 13 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 51,200 (increase of 100)
Total vaccine doses administered (residents and non-residents): 66,045 (increase of 5,618 as of May 14)
Number of residents who have received first dose: 60,524
Number of residents fully vaccinated: 4,575 (increase of 154 as of May 14)
Outbreaks: Unidentified congregate living facility #3 in Peterborough, Sunshine Daycare in Peterborough, Helping Hands Day Care in Peterborough County (decrease of 1)**
*As of May 13, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting 12 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 (decrease of 1) and a total of 73 patients transferred from other areas as a result of a provincial directive (no change).
**An outbreak at an unidentified home child care centre in Peterborough County was declared resolved on May 14.
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: 1,789, including 807 in Kawartha Lakes, 866 in Northumberland, and 116 in Haliburton (increase of 9, including 4 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton)*
Total variants of concern cases: 499, including 200 in Kawartha Lakes, 270 in Northumberland, and 29 in Haliburton (increase of 13, including 4 in Kawartha Lakes, 5 in Northumberland, and 4 in Haliburton)
Active cases: 90, including 48 in Kawartha Lakes, 32 in Northumberland, and 10 in Haliburton (net decrease of 7)
Probable cases: 6, including 5 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 66, including 34 in Kawartha Lakes, 29 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton (increase of 1 in Kawartha Lakes)**
Deaths (including among probable cases): 73, including 56 in Kawartha Lakes, 16 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Resolved: 1,639, including 716 in Kawartha Lakes, 818 in Northumberland, and 105 in Haliburton (increase of 15, including 11 in Kawartha Lakes and 4 in Northumberland)
Tests completed: 187,432 (increase of 561)
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 14, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 6 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (decrease of 2).
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: 1,042 (increase of 5)
Confirmed variants of concern cases: 411 (increase of 6)
Active cases: 68 (decrease of 10)
Deaths: 10 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 17 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 7 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 5 (no change)
Resolved: 964 (increase of 15)
Tests completed: 136,183 (no change)
Vaccine doses administered: 71,680 (increase of 1,697)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 5,216 (increase of 279)
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 (no change)
Province of Ontario
Confirmed positive: 504,533 (increase of 2,362)
COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) cases: 103,864 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 2,632); 594 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (increase of 20); 1,746 of P.1 Brazilian variant (increase of 19)
VOC R(t): 0.87 (decrease of 0.05 as May 8)*
7-day average of daily new cases: 2,616 (decrease of 115)
Positivity rate: 6.1% (decrease of 0.4%)
Resolved: 468,033 (increase of 3,502), 92.8% of all cases (increase of 0.3%)
Hospitalizations: 1,582 (decrease of 50)
Hospitalizations in ICU: 777 (increase of 1)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 560 (decrease of 8)
Deaths: 8,431 (increase of 26)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 28 (increase of 1)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,937 (no change)
Total tests completed: 14,695,084 (increase of 44,040)
Tests under investigation: 22,237 (decrease of 2,128)
Vaccination doses administered: 6,771,128 (increase of 141,765), 45.96% of Ontario’s population (increase of 0.96%)**
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 415,531 (increase of 7,931), 2.82% of Ontario’s population (increase of 0.05%)**
*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.
For more information about COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.