Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 2,584 new cases today, the sixth straight day of increases under 3,000, with 6 of Ontario’s 34 health units reporting triple-digit increases. The seven-day average of daily cases has decreased to 2,576 and the proportion of active cases continues to decline for the 26th day in a row.
Hospitalizations continue to decrease, with a small increase in the number of ICU patients and no change in the number of patients on ventilators. Ontario is reporting 24 deaths today, with 1 new death in a long-term care home.
Ontario administered a record 154,104 vaccine doses yesterday, with 47% of Ontario’s total population now having received at least one dose.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 36 new cases to report, with Peterborough reporting 15 new cases for the second day in a row. There are 9 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward, 8 in Kawartha Lakes, and 4 in Northumberland. With an additional 44 cases resolved, active cases have declined across the region by 10 to 247 — except in Peterborough, where they have increased by 4 to 103. See below for detailed information from each health unit in the region.
Most of the new cases reported today are in Toronto (689), Peel (584), York (252), Durham (157), Hamilton (115), and Ottawa (108).
There are double-digit increases reported today in Halton (91), Waterloo (78), Middlesex-London (71), Niagara (70), Simcoe Muskoka (68), Windsor-Essex (51), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (36), Porcupine (25), Eastern Ontario (22), Huron Perth (21), Brant (19), Peterborough (17), Lambton (17), Haldimand-Norfolk (16), Grey Bruce (13), and Southwestern (12), with smaller increases in Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (9), Leeds, Grenville & Lanark (9), Northwestern (7), and Sudbury (7).
The remaining 8 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 1 health unit (Renfrew) reporting no new cases at all.
Of today’s new cases, 63% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (1,121) among people ages 20-39 followed by 652 cases among people ages 40-59 and 517 cases among people 19 and under.
With 3,063 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to at 92.9% — the 26th straight day the percentage of resolved cases has increased. The average positivity rate across Ontario has increased by 0.1% to 6.2%, meaning that 62 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on May 14.
Ontario is reporting 24 new COVID-19 deaths today, with 1 new death in a long-term care home. Ontario has averaged 28 new daily deaths over the past week (no change from yesterday).
Hospitalizations have decreased by 36 to 1,546, with the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs increasing by 8 to 785 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators remaining at 560.
A total of 42,320 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 2,704 to 19,533.
A total of 6,925,232 doses of vaccine have now been administered, a record increase of 154,104 from yesterday, and 422,960 people have been fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, an increase of 7,429 from yesterday.
The number of fully vaccinated people represents 2.87% of Ontario’s population, an increase of 0.05% from yesterday, with fully and partially vaccinated people representing 47% of the total population, an increase of 1.05% from yesterday. An estimated 70-90% of the population must be immunized to achieve herd immunity.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 36 new cases to report, including 15 in Peterborough, 9 in Hastings Prince Edward, 8 in Kawartha Lakes, and 4 in Northumberland. There are no new cases in Haliburton.
There are 11 new regional cases of variants of concern, including 5 in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Northumberland, 2 in Peterborough, and 1 in Haliburton.
There is 1 new hospitalization in Peterborough.
An additional 44 cases have been resolved, including 14 in Hastings Prince Edward, 12 in Kawartha Lakes, 11 in Peterborough, 6 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton. An outbreak at Sunshine Daycare in Peterborough was declared resolved on May 15.
There are currently 247 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 10 from yesterday, including 103 in Peterborough, 63 in Hastings Prince Edward (13 in Quinte West, 28 in Belleville, 2 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, 6 in Prince Edward County, 8 in Central Hastings, and 6 in North Hastings), 42 in Kawartha Lakes, 30 in Northumberland, and 9 in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,375 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,255 resolved with 17 deaths), 813 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (728 resolved with 56 deaths), 870 in Northumberland County (824 resolved with 16 deaths), 116 in Haliburton County (106 resolved with 1 death), and 1,051 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (978 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: 1,375 (increase of 15)
Total variants of concern cases: 558 (increase of 2)
Active cases: 103 (increase of 4)
Close contacts: 288 (decrease of 16)
Deaths: 17 (no change)
Resolved: 1,255 (increase of 11)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 61 (increase of 1)*
ICU admissions (total to date): 13 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 51,300 (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, 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 Sunshine Daycare in Peterborough was declared resolved on May 15.
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: 1,799, including 813 in Kawartha Lakes, 870 in Northumberland, and 116 in Haliburton (increase of 12, including 8 in Kawartha Lakes and 4 in Northumberland)*
Total variants of concern cases: 503, including 200 in Kawartha Lakes, 273 in Northumberland, and 30 in Haliburton (increase of 4, including 3 in Northumberland and 1 in Haliburton)
Active cases: 81, including 42 in Kawartha Lakes, 30 in Northumberland, and 9 in Haliburton (decrease of 9, including 6 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton)
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 (no change)**
Deaths (including among probable cases): 73, including 56 in Kawartha Lakes, 16 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Resolved: 1,658, including 728 in Kawartha Lakes, 824 in Northumberland, and 106 in Haliburton (increase of 19, including 12 in Kawartha Lakes, 6 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton)
Tests completed: 187,864 (increase of 432)
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: 1,051 (increase of 9)
Confirmed variants of concern cases: 416 (increase of 5)
Active cases: 63 (decrease of 5)
Deaths: 10 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 15 (decrease of 2)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 6 (decrease of 1)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 5 (no change)
Resolved: 978 (increase of 14)
Tests completed: 136,183 (no change)
Vaccine doses administered: 73,234 (increase of 1,554)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 5,756 (increase of 540)
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: 507,117 (increase of 2,584)
COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) cases: 106,043 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 2,179); 625 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (increase of 31); 1,853 of P.1 Brazilian variant (increase of 107)
VOC R(t): 0.87 (decrease of 0.05 as May 8)*
7-day average of daily new cases: 2,576 (decrease of 40)
Positivity rate: 6.2% (increase of 0.1%)
Resolved: 471,096 (increase of 3,063), 92.9% of all cases (increase of 0.1%)
Hospitalizations: 1,546 (decrease of 36)
Hospitalizations in ICU: 785 (increase of 8)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 560 (no change)
Deaths: 8,455 (increase of 24)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 28 (no change)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,938 (increase of 1)
Total tests completed: 14,737,404 (increase of 42,320)
Tests under investigation: 19,533 (decrease of 2,704)
Vaccination doses administered: 6,925,232 (increase of 154,104), 47.00% of Ontario’s population (increase of 1.05%)**
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 422,960 (increase of 7,429), 2.87% 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.