Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 469 new cases today — the ninth straight day of increases under 1,000 and the lowest daily increase since September 25 when 435 cases were reported.
For the second day in a row, only Toronto is reporting a triple-digit increase, with almost two-thirds of Ontario’s 34 health units reporting 5 or fewer cases and a third reporting no new cases at all. The seven-day average of daily cases has decreased to 703 and the proportion of active cases has declined for the 50th straight day.
There has been a double-digit increase in hospitalizations, but this may be a result of underreporting over the past 2 days. Both the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs and ventilated patients have decreased. Ontario is reporting 18 new deaths, including 2 new deaths in long-term care homes for the second day in a row
With over 10.2 million vaccine doses administered, almost 70% of Ontario’s total population has received at least a single dose and almost 8% of the population is fully vaccinated, with a record number of second doses administered yesterday.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 6 new cases (including 3 in Peterborough, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland) and an additional 5 cases resolved. Active cases in Kawartha Lakes have decreased by 1 and have increased by 1 in both Peterborough and Northumberland, resulting in a net increase in active cases by 1 to 76. Active cases in Haliburton are unchanged and there are no active cases in Hastings Prince Edward.
Most of the new cases reported today are in Toronto (182).
There are double-digit increases reported today in Peel (76), Porcupine (40), Durham (30), Halton (24), Waterloo (24), Ottawa (13), Niagara (13), Hamilton (12), and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (11), with smaller increases in Windsor-Essex (9) and Brant (7).
The remaining 22 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 11 health units reporting no new cases at all. York is reporting no new cases because of data cleaning and updating previously reported cases.
Of today’s new cases, 59% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (167) among people ages 20-39, followed by 129 cases among people ages 40-59 and 111 cases among people 19 and under.
With 1,010 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to at 97.0% — the 50th straight day the percentage of resolved cases has increased. The average positivity rate across Ontario has decreased by 0.9% to 2.7%, meaning that 27 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on June 7.
Ontario is reporting 18 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 2 new deaths in long-term care homes for the second day in a row. The seven-day average of daily deaths has increased by 1 to 17.
Hospitalizations have increased by 74 from yesterday to 621, but this may be a result of underreporting over the past 2 days when more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data to the daily bed census. The number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs has decreased by 16 to 481 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators has fallen by 34 to 305.
A total of 17,579 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation increasing by 8,426 to 14,160.
A total of 10,267,613 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 158,209 from yesterday, and 1,174,330 people have been fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, a record increase of 87,525 from yesterday.
The number of fully vaccinated people represents 7.97% of Ontario’s population, an increase of 0.59% from yesterday, with fully and partially vaccinated people representing 69.69% of the total population, an increase of 1.07% from yesterday. An estimated 70-90% of the population must be immunized to achieve herd immunity.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 6 new cases to report, including 3 in Peterborough, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland. There are no new cases in Hastings Prince Edward or Haliburton.
There are 6 new regional cases of variants of concern, including 3 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Peterborough, and 1 in Northumberland.
An additional 5 cases have been resolved, including 3 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Peterborough.
There are currently 76 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 1 since yesterday, including 35 in Kawartha Lakes, 28 in Peterborough, 11 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 1,529 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,480 resolved with 21 deaths), 1,057 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (978 resolved with 57 deaths), 931 in Northumberland County (903 resolved with 17 deaths), 121 in Haliburton County (118 resolved with 1 death), and 1,120 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,109 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: 1,529 (increase of 3)
Total variants of concern cases: 709 (increase of 2)
Active cases: 28 (increase of 1)
Close contacts: 65 (decrease of 11)
Deaths: 21 (no change)
Resolved: 1,480 (increase of 2)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 70 (no change)*
ICU admissions (total to date): 15 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 53,050 (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 (no change)
*As of June 8, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting 3 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).
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: 2,109, including 1,057 in Kawartha Lakes, 931 in Northumberland, and 121 in Haliburton (increase of 3, including 2 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland)*
Total variants of concern cases: 758, including 392 in Kawartha Lakes, 330 in Northumberland, and 36 in Haliburton (increase of 4, including 3 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland)
Active cases: 48, including 35 in Kawartha Lakes, 11 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton (no net change, with a decrease of 1 in Kawartha Lakes and an increase of 1 in Northumberland)
Probable cases: 3, in Kawartha Lakes (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 77, including 43 in Kawartha Lakes, 31 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton (no change)**
Deaths (including among probable cases): 75, including 57 in Kawartha Lakes, 17 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Resolved: 1,999, including 978 in Kawartha Lakes, 903 in Northumberland, and 118 in Haliburton (increase of 3 in Kawartha Lakes)
Tests completed: 196,791 (no change)
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 8, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 1 patient hospitalized with COVID-19 (decrease of 1).
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: 1,120 (decrease of 1)
Confirmed variants of concern cases: 489 (decrease of 1)
Active cases: 0 (no change)
Deaths: 11 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 1 (decrease of 3)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 1 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 1 (no change)
Resolved: 1,109 (decrease of 1)
Tests completed: 147,881 (increase of 10)
Vaccine doses administered: 114,622 (increase of 3,885)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 13,853 (increase of 1,773)
Outbreaks: None (no change)
Province of Ontario
Confirmed positive: 537,076 (increase of 469)
COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) cases: 133,706 of B.1.1.7 Alpha variant (increase of 1,010); 1,097 of B.1.351 Beta variant (no change); 4,009 of P.1 Gamma variant (increase of 30)
VOC R(t): 0.75 (no change as of June 7)*
7-day average of daily new cases: 703 (decrease of 32)
Positivity rate: 2.7% (decrease of 0.9%)
Resolved: 520,811 (increase of 1,010), 97.0% of all cases (increase of 0.1%)
Hospitalizations: 621 (increase of 74)**
Hospitalizations in ICU: 481 (decrease of 16)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 305 (decrease of 34)
Deaths: 8,887 (increase of 18)
7-day average of daily new deaths: 17 (increase of 1)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,960 (increase of 2)
Total tests completed: 15,424,428 (increase of 17,579)
Tests under investigation: 14,160 (increase of 8,426)
Vaccination doses administered: 10,267,613 (increase of 158,209), 69.69% of Ontario’s total population (increase of 1.07%)***
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 1,174,330 (increase of 87,525), 7.97% of Ontario’s total population (increase of 0.59%)***
*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.
**Some or all of these increase may be attributed to underreporting in yesterday’s report, when more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data to the daily bed census.
***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.