Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
With Ontario’s stay-at-home order lifted as of today and the provincial government announcing schools will remain closed until the fall, the province is reporting 733 new cases today. This is the third straight day of cases under 1,000, and the seven-day average of daily cases has also fallen below 1,000 — the first time it has done so since last November.
For the fourth day in a row, only Toronto and Peel are reporting triple-digit increases, and almost half of Ontario’s 34 health units are reporting 5 or fewer cases for the second day in a row. The proportion of active cases has declined for the 44th straight day.
Hospitalizations and ICU admissions have fallen, although there has been an increase in patients on ventilators. Ontario is reporting 25 new deaths, with 1 new death in a long-term care home.
With more than 9.3 million vaccine doses administered, over 63% of Ontario’s total population has received at least a single dose. There has been a record increase of second doses administered, with 5.3% of the total population now fully vaccinated.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 10 new cases to report (including 5 in Peterborough, 4 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland) and an additional 28 cases resolved, with the number of active cases across the region decreasing by 18 to 133. Active cases have fallen in every health unit, except Haliburton which has no active cases. See below for details from each individual health unit in the region.
Most of the new cases reported today are in Toronto (173) and Peel (134).
There are double-digit increases reported today in York (69), Hamilton (66), Ottawa (41), Durham (40), Middlesex-London (36), Waterloo (29), Porcupine (27), Simcoe Muskoka (20), Halton (18), Thunder Bay (15), Windsor-Essex (14), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (14), and Brant (10), with a smaller increase in Huron Perth (7)
The remaining 18 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 9 health units reporting no new cases at all.
Of today’s new cases, 57% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (284) among people ages 20-39 followed by 207 cases among people ages 40-59 and 134 cases among people 19 and under.
With 1,733 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to at 96.3% — the 44th straight day the percentage of resolved cases has increased. The average positivity rate across Ontario has decreased by 0.6% to 2.8%, meaning that 28 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on June 1.
Ontario is reporting 25 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 1 new death in a long-term care home. The seven-day average of daily deaths remains unchanged at 16.
Hospitalizations have decreased by 96 from yesterday to 708, with the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs decreasing by 7 to 576 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators rising by 12 to 399.
A total of 31,768 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation increasing by 3,509 to 18,999.
A total of 9,342,121 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 139,901 from yesterday, and 781,163 people have been fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, a record increase of 41,441 from yesterday.
The number of fully vaccinated people represents 5.3% of Ontario’s population, an increase of 0.28% from yesterday, with fully and partially vaccinated people representing 63.41% of the total population, an increase of 0.95% from yesterday. An estimated 70-90% of the population must be immunized to achieve herd immunity.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 10 new cases to report, including 5 in Peterborough, 4 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland. There are no new cases in Hastings Prince Edward or Haliburton.
There are 4 new regional cases of variants of concern, in Peterborough.
There has been 1 new hospitalization in Kawartha Lakes.
An additional 28 cases have been resolved, including 14 in Kawartha Lakes, 6 in Peterborough, 5 in Hastings Prince Edward, and 3 in Northumberland. Outbreaks at Campbellford Farm Supply LTD and an unidentified workplace in Peterborough County have been declared resolved.
There are currently 133 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 18 since yesterday, including 64 in Kawartha Lakes, 47 in Peterborough, 11 in Hastings Prince Edward (1 in Quinte West, 5 in Belleville, 1 in Prince Edward County, 1 in Central Hastings, and 3 in North Hastings), and 11 in Northumberland. There are no active cases in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,509 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,441 resolved with 21 deaths), 1,018 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (911 resolved with 56 deaths), 923 in Northumberland County (895 resolved with 17 deaths), 118 in Haliburton County (117 resolved with 1 death), and 1,121 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,099 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: 1,509 (increase of 5)
Total variants of concern cases: 690 (increase of 4)
Active cases: 47 (decrease of 1)
Close contacts: 121 (decrease of 20)
Deaths: 21 (no change)
Resolved: 1,441 (increase of 6)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 68 (no change)*
ICU admissions (total to date): 15 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 52,650 (increase of 150)
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: Fairhaven long-term care home in Peterborough, Unidentified workplace #11 in Peterborough, Riverview Manor long-term care home in Peterborough (decrease of 1)**
*As of June 2, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting 5 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 (decrease of 1) and a total of 76 patients transferred from other areas as a result of a provincial directive (no change).
**An outbreak at unidentified workplace #10 in Peterborough County was declared resolved on June 2.
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: 2,059, including 1,018 in Kawartha Lakes, 923 in Northumberland, and 118 in Haliburton (increase of 5, including 4 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland)*
Total variants of concern cases: 730, including 372 in Kawartha Lakes, 325 in Northumberland, and 33 in Haliburton (no change)
Active cases: 75, including 64 in Kawartha Lakes, 11 in Northumberland, and 0 in Haliburton (decrease of 12, including 10 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland)
Probable cases: 1 (increase of 1 in Kawartha Lakes)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 75, including 41 in Kawartha Lakes, 31 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton (increase of 1 in Kawartha Lakes)**
Deaths (including among probable cases): 74, including 56 in Kawartha Lakes, 17 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Resolved: 1,923, including 911 in Kawartha Lakes, 895 in Northumberland, and 117 in Haliburton (increase of 17, including 14 in Kawartha Lakes and 3 in Northumberland)
Tests completed: 195,080 (increase of 743)
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, Medi-Share Inc. in Lindsay (decrease of 1)***
*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 June 2, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports no patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (decrease of 2).
***An outbreak at Campbellford Farm Supply LTD has 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: 1,121 (no change)
Confirmed variants of concern cases: 489 (no change)
Active cases: 11 (decrease of 5)
Deaths: 11 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 5 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 2 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 1 (no change)
Resolved: 1,099 (increase of 5)
Tests completed: 145,490 (increase of 10)
Vaccine doses administered: 99,326 (increase of 2,222)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 8,256 (increase of 332)
Outbreaks: None (no change)
Province of Ontario
Confirmed positive: 532,891 (increase of 733)
COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) cases: 127,645 of B.1.1.7 UK variant (increase of 938); 952 of B.1.351 South Africa variant (increase of 3); 2,911 of P.1 Brazilian variant (increase of 44)
VOC R(t): 0.72 (no change as of June 2)*
7-day average of daily new cases: 978 (decrease of 52)
Positivity rate: 2.8% (increase of 0.8%)
Resolved: 513,436 (increase of 1,733), 96.3% of all cases (increase of 0.1%)
Hospitalizations: 708 (decrease of 96)
Hospitalizations in ICU: 576 (decrease of 7)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 399 (increase of 12)
Deaths: 8,791 (increase of 25)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 16 (no change)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,951 (increase of 1)
Total tests completed: 15,274,683 (increase of 31,768)
Tests under investigation: 18,999 (increase of 3,509)
Vaccination doses administered: 9,342,121 (increase of 139,901), 63.41% of Ontario’s total population (increase of 0.95%)**
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 781,163 (increase of 41,441), 5.30% of Ontario’s total population (increase of 0.28%)**
*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.