Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
With the provincial government announcing step one of its reopening plan will now begin on June 11 instead of June 14, Ontario is reporting 525 new cases today — the eighth straight day of increases under 1,000 and the lowest daily increase since September 26 when 491 cases were reported.
For the first time since the third wave began, only Toronto is reporting a triple-digit increase, with more than half of Ontario’s 34 health units reporting 5 or fewer cases and more than a third reporting no new cases at all. The seven-day average of daily cases has decreased to 735 and the proportion of active cases has declined for the 49th straight day.
There has been slight increase in hospitalizations, although this number excludes more than 10% of hospitals so actual hospitalizations may be higher. The number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs has dropped below 500 for the first time since early April, and there has been a small decrease in the number of ventilated patients. Ontario is reporting 15 new deaths, including 2 new deaths in long-term care homes.
With more than 10 million vaccine doses administered, almost 69% of Ontario’s total population has received at least a single dose, with more than 7% of the population fully vaccinated.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 12 new cases (including 6 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, 2 in Haliburton, and 1 in Peterborough) and an additional 34 cases resolved, with the net number of active cases across the region decreasing by 21 to 75. Active cases have decreased significantly in Kawartha Lakes, by a smaller amount in Peterborough, and remain unchanged in Northumberland. Active cases in Haliburton have increased by 1, and there are no active cases at all in Hastings Prince Edward.
Most of the new cases reported today are in Toronto (114), with cases in Peel (95) falling under 100 for the first time since the third wave began.
There are also double-digit increases reported today in Waterloo (51), Durham (40), York (34), Halton (26), Porcupine (25), Simcoe Muskoka (25), Hamilton (25), Windsor-Essex (19), Ottawa (17), and Niagara (15), with smaller increases in Middlesex-London (8), Brant (7), and Lambton (6).
The remaining 19 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 12 health units reporting no new cases at all.
Of today’s new cases, 62% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (210) among people ages 20-39, followed by 136 cases among people ages 40-59 and 114 cases among people 19 and under.
With 941 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to at 96.9% — the 49th straight day the percentage of resolved cases has increased. The average positivity rate across Ontario has increased by 0.8% to 3.6%, meaning that 36 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on June 6.
Ontario is reporting 15 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 2 new deaths in long-term care homes. The seven-day average of daily deaths remains unchanged at 16.
Hospitalizations have increased by 2 from yesterday to 547, although more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data to the daily bed census so the actual number of hospitalizations may be higher. The number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs has decreased by 13 to 497 — the first time since early April the number had dropped below 500 — and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators has decreased by 5 to 339.
A total of 15,177 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 1,325 to 5,724.
A total of 10,109,404 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 116,829 from yesterday, and 1,086,805 people have been fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, an increase of 55,285 from yesterday.
The number of fully vaccinated people represents 7.38% of Ontario’s population, an increase of 0.38% from yesterday, with fully and partially vaccinated people representing 68.62% of the total population, an increase of 0.79% from yesterday. An estimated 70-90% of the population must be immunized to achieve herd immunity.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 12 new cases to report, including 6 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, 2 in Haliburton, and 1 in Peterborough. There are no new cases in Hastings Prince Edward for the eighth day in a row. Numbers for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton are for June 6 and 7 as the health unit did not issue an update on Sunday.
There are 8 new regional cases of variants of concern, including 4 in Peterborough, 2 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton.
There has been 1 new COVID-related hospitalization in Kawartha Lakes.
An additional 34 cases have been resolved, including 26 in Kawartha Lakes, 4 in Northumberland, 3 in Peterborough, and 1 in Haliburton. An outbreak at Fairhaven long-term care home in Peterborough was declared resolved on June 7.
There are currently 75 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 21 since yesterday, including 36 in Kawartha Lakes, 27 in Peterborough, 10 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton. There are no active cases in Hastings Prince Edward.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,526 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,478 resolved with 21 deaths), 1,055 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (975 resolved with 57 deaths), 930 in Northumberland County (903 resolved with 17 deaths), 121 in Haliburton County (118 resolved with 1 death), and 1,121 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,110 resolved with 11 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Kawartha Lakes on June 5.
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: 1,526 (increase of 1)
Total variants of concern cases: 707 (increase of 4)
Active cases: 27 (decrease of 2)
Close contacts: 76 (decrease of 4)
Deaths: 21 (no change)
Resolved: 1,478 (increase of 3)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 70 (no change)*
ICU admissions (total to date): 15 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 53,000 (increase of 50)
Total vaccine doses administered (residents and non-residents): 90,716 (increase of 11,566 as of June 3)
Number of residents who have received first dose: 81,390 (increase of 9,270 as of June 3)
Number of residents fully vaccinated: 9,388 (increase of 2,729 as of June 3)
Outbreaks: Unidentified workplace #11 in Peterborough, Riverview Manor long-term care home in Peterborough (decrease of 1)**
*As of June 7, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting 4 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 (increase of 1) and a total of 76 patients transferred from other areas as a result of a provincial directive (no change).
**An outbreak at Fairhaven long-term care home in Peterborough was declared resolved on June 7.
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 include June 6 and June 7.
Confirmed positive: 2,106, including 1,055 in Kawartha Lakes, 930 in Northumberland, and 121 in Haliburton (increase of 11, including 6 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton)*
Total variants of concern cases: 754, including 389 in Kawartha Lakes, 329 in Northumberland, and 36 in Haliburton (increase of 4, including 2 in Northumberland and 2 in Haliburton)
Active cases: 48, including 36 in Kawartha Lakes, 10 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton (net decrease of 19, including a decrease of 20 in Kawartha Lakes and an increase of 1 in Haliburton)
Probable cases: 3, in Kawartha Lakes (increase of 2 in Kawartha Lakes)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 77, including 43 in Kawartha Lakes, 31 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton (increase of 1 in Kawartha Lakes)**
Deaths (including among probable cases): 75, including 57 in Kawartha Lakes, 17 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Resolved: 1,996, including 975 in Kawartha Lakes, 903 in Northumberland, and 118 in Haliburton (increase of 31, including 26 in Kawartha Lakes, 4 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton)
Tests completed: 196,791 (increase of 307)
Vaccine doses administered to residents: 112,750 (increase of 7,966 as of June 7)
Number of residents fully vaccinated: 14,676 (increase of 3,568 as of June 7)
Outbreaks: Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, LCBO Port Hope (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 June 7, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 2 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (increase 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: 1,121 (no change)
Confirmed variants of concern cases: 490 (no change)
Active cases: 0 (no change)
Deaths: 11 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 4 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 1 (decrease of 1)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 1 (no change)
Resolved: 1,110 (no change)
Tests completed: 147,871 (increase of 179)
Vaccine doses administered: 110,737 (increase of 1,418)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 12,080 (increase of 447)
Outbreaks: None (no change)
Province of Ontario
Confirmed positive: 536,607 (increase of 525)
COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) cases: 132,696 of B.1.1.7 Alpha variant (increase of 705); 1,097 of B.1.351 Beta variant (increase of 21); 3,979 of P.1 Gamma variant (increase of 239)
VOC R(t): 0.75 (increase of 0.03 as of June 3)*
7-day average of daily new cases: 735 (decrease of 56)
Positivity rate: 3.6% (increase of 0.8%)
Resolved: 519,801 (increase of 941), 96.9% of all cases (increase of 0.1%)
Hospitalizations: 547 (increase of 2)**
Hospitalizations in ICU: 497 (decrease of 13)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 339 (decrease of 5)
Deaths: 8,869 (increase of 15)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 16 (no change)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,958 (increase of 2)
Total tests completed: 15,406,849 (increase of 15,177)
Tests under investigation: 5,724 (decrease of 1,325)
Vaccination doses administered: 10,109,404 (increase of 116,829), 68.62% of Ontario’s total population (increase of 0.79%)***
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 1,086,805 (increase of 55,285), 7.38% of Ontario’s total population (increase of 0.38%)***
*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 to the daily bed census 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.