Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 916 new cases today, the lowest daily increase since February 15 when 904 cases were reported. For the third day in a row, only Toronto and Peel are reporting triple-digit increases, and half of Ontario’s 34 health units are reporting 5 or fewer cases. The seven-day average of daily cases has fallen to 1,078 and the proportion of active cases has decreased for the 42nd straight day.
Hospitalizations have decreased, but more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for today’s report so the actual number may be higher. There has been a slight increase in ICU admissions and a much larger decrease in patients on ventilators. Ontario is reporting 13 new deaths, with no new deaths in long-term care homes.
Ontario has now administered more than 9 million vaccine doses and almost 62% of the entire population having received at least one dose, with over 700,000 people (4.8% of the entire population) fully vaccinated.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 25 new cases to report (including 16 in Kawartha Lakes, 5 in Northumberland, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward, and 1 in Peterborough) and an additional 85 cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region falling by 58 to 190. Active cases have fallen in every health unit, with the largest decrease in Kawartha Lakes. See below for details from each individual health unit in the region.
Most of the new cases reported today are in Toronto (226) and Peel (165).
There are double-digit increases reported today in York (85), Durham (67), Hamilton (52), Ottawa (50), Waterloo (49), Niagara (43), Porcupine (30), Halton (26), Windsor-Essex (23), Simcoe Muskoka (20), Middlesex-London (20), and Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (11), with smaller increases in Thunder Bay (9), Brant (9), and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (8).
The remaining 17 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 6 health units reporting no new cases at all.
Of today’s new cases, 66% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (359) among people ages 20-39 followed by 242 cases among people 19 and under and 210 cases among people ages 40-59. This is the first time the number of cases among those 19 and under has exceeded the number of cases of those 40-59.
With 1,707 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.2% to at 96.0% — the 42nd straight day the percentage of resolved cases has increased. The average positivity rate across Ontario has increased by 0.1% to 4.3%, meaning that 43 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on May 30.
Ontario is reporting 13 new COVID-19 deaths today, with no new deaths in long-term care homes. The seven-day average of daily deaths remains unchanged at 19.
Hospitalizations have decreased by 18 from yesterday to 731, but more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for today’s report so the actual number may be higher. The number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs has increased by 3 to 617 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators has decreased by 35 to 382.
A total of 18,226 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 1,648 to 7,087.
A total of 9,082,025 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 97,747 from yesterday, and 706,832 people have been fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, an increase of 18,938 from yesterday.
The number of fully vaccinated people represents 4.80% of Ontario’s population, an increase of 0.13% from yesterday, with fully and partially vaccinated people representing 61.64% of the total population, an increase of .066% from yesterday. An estimated 70-90% of the population must be immunized to achieve herd immunity.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 25 new cases to report, including 16 in Kawartha Lakes, 5 in Northumberland, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward, and 1 in Peterborough. There are no new cases in Haliburton.
There are 20 new regional cases of variants of concern, including 14 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, 2 in Peterborough, and 1 in Hastings Prince Edward.
An additional 85 cases have been resolved, including 60 in Kawartha Lakes, 13 in Peterborough, 11 in Northumberland, and 1 in Hastings Prince Edward.
There are currently 190 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 58 since yesterday, including 97 in Kawartha Lakes, 47 in Peterborough, 27 in Hastings Prince Edward (5 in Quinte West, 6 in Belleville, 4 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, 5 in Prince Edward County, 3 in Central Hastings, and 4 in North Hastings), and 19 in Northumberland. There are no active cases in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,499 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,431 resolved with 21 deaths), 1,012 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (872 resolved with 56 deaths), 922 in Northumberland County (886 resolved with 17 deaths), 118 in Haliburton County (117 resolved with 1 death), and 1,123 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,085 resolved with 11 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on May 30.
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: 1,499 (increase of 1)
Total variants of concern cases: 683 (increase of 2)
Active cases: 47 (decrease of 12)
Close contacts: 149 (decrease of 12)
Deaths: 21 (no change)
Resolved: 1,431 (increase of 13)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 68 (no change)*
ICU admissions (total to date): 15 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 52,500 (increase of 50)
Total vaccine doses administered (residents and non-residents): 79,150 (increase of 9,161 as of May 27)
Number of residents who have received first dose: 72,120 (increase of 7,921 as of May 27)
Number of residents fully vaccinated: 6,659 (increase of 1,807 as of May 20)
Outbreaks: Unidentified workplace #10 in Peterborough County, Fairhaven long-term care home in Peterborough, Unidentified workplace #11 in Peterborough, Riverview Manor long-term care home in Peterborough (no change)
*As of May 31, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting 5 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 (decrease of 4) and a total of 76 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. These numbers are for May 30 and May 31.
Confirmed positive: 2,052, including 1,012 in Kawartha Lakes, 922 in Northumberland, and 118 in Haliburton (increase of 21, including 16 in Kawartha Lakes and 5 in Northumberland)*
Total variants of concern cases: 723, including 368 in Kawartha Lakes, 322 in Northumberland, and 33 in Haliburton (increase of 17, including 14 in Kawartha Lakes and 3 in Northumberland)
Active cases: 116, including 97 in Kawartha Lakes, 19 in Northumberland, and 0 in Haliburton (decrease of 48, including 43 in Kawartha Lakes and 5 in Northumberland)
Probable cases: 1 in Kawartha Lakes (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 74, including 40 in Kawartha Lakes, 31 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton (no change)**
Deaths (including among probable cases): 74, including 56 in Kawartha Lakes, 17 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Resolved: 1,875, including 872 in Kawartha Lakes, 886 in Northumberland, and 117 in Haliburton (increase of 71, including 60 in Kawartha Lakes and 11 in Northumberland)
Tests completed: 193,796 (no change)
Vaccine doses administered to residents: 104,784 (increase of 8,863 as of May 31)
Number of residents fully vaccinated: 11,108 (increase of 3,773 as of May 31)
Outbreaks: Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Campbellford Farm Supply LTD, Medi-Share Inc. 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 31, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 1 patient 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: 1,123 (increase of 3)
Confirmed variants of concern cases: 490 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 27 (increase of 2)
Deaths: 11 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 6 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 3 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 1 (no change)
Resolved: 1,085 (increase of 1)
Tests completed: 145,460 (increase of 196)
Vaccine doses administered: 95,027 (increase of 712)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 7,750 (increase of 92)
Outbreaks: None (no change)
Province of Ontario
Confirmed positive: 531,459 (increase of 916)
COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) cases: 125,945 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 910); 948 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (increase of 1); 2,822 of P.1 Brazilian variant (increase of 8)
VOC R(t): 0.72 (decrease of 0.02 as of May 24)*
7-day average of daily new cases: 1,078 (decrease of 76)
Positivity rate: 4.3% (increase of 0.1%)
Resolved: 510,135 (increase of 1,707), 96.0% of all cases (increase of 0.2%)
Hospitalizations: 731 (decrease of 18)**
Hospitalizations in ICU: 617 (increase of 3)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 382 (decrease of 35)
Deaths: 8,757 (increase of 13)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 19 (no change)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,950 (no change)
Total tests completed: 15,222,653 (increase of 18,226)
Tests under investigation: 7,087 (decrease of 1,648)
Vaccination doses administered: 9,082,025 (increase of 97,747), 61.64% of Ontario’s total population (increase of 0.66%)***
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 706,832 (increase of 18,938), 4.80% of Ontario’s total population (increase of 0.13%)***
*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 actual number of hospitalizations may be higher.
***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.