Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
With Ontario set to begin step one of its reopening plan on Friday, the province is reporting 411 new cases today — the second straight day of increases under 500 and the lowest daily increase since September 20 when 425 cases were reported.
For the first time since the third wave began, no health units are reporting triple-digit increases and almost two-thirds of Ontario’s 34 health units are reporting 5 or fewer cases for the second day in a row. The seven-day average of daily cases has decreased to 657 and the proportion of active cases has declined for the 51st straight day.
Hospitalizations and ICU patients have dropped, although these has been a small increase in patients on ventilators. Ontario is reporting 33 deaths, including 2 new deaths in long-term care homes for the third day in a row, but 11 of these deaths occurred in April and May and are being reported now.
With almost 10.5 million vaccine doses administered, including a record number of doses administered yesterday, over 70% of Ontario’s total population has received at least a single dose. Almost 9% of the population is now fully vaccinated, with a record number of second doses administered yesterday.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 7 new cases (including 5 in Peterborough, 1 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Hastings Prince Edward) and an additional 14 cases resolved. The net number of active cases in the region has decreased by 5 to 71. Active cases have decreased in Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland and remain the same in Peterborough and Haliburton. With Hastings Prince Edward reporting its first new case since the end of May, it now has 1 active case again.
Most of the new cases reported today are in Toronto (97) and Peel (72), with smaller increases in Waterloo (35), York (26), Hamilton (25), Porcupine (21), Middlesex-London (21), Niagara (20), Durham (18), Windsor-Essex (16), Simcoe Muskoka (13), Halton (10), and Lambton (6).
The remaining 21 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 7 health units reporting only 1 case and 6 health units reporting no new cases at all.
Of today’s new cases, 61% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (150) among people ages 20-39, followed by 113 cases among people ages 40-59 and 102 cases among people 19 and under.
With 932 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.1% to at 97.1% — the 51st straight day the percentage of resolved cases has increased. The average positivity rate across Ontario has decreased by 0.7% to 2.0%, meaning that 20 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on June 8.
Ontario is reporting 33 new COVID-19 deaths today, including 2 new deaths in long-term care homes for the third day in a row. This number includes 11 deaths that occurred in April and May that are now being recorded as part of a data review and cleaning initiative. Excluding these deaths, 22 deaths were reported yesterday and the seven-day average of daily deaths has increased by 1 to 18.
Hospitalizations have decreased by 50 from yesterday to 571, with the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs decreasing by 15 to 466 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators increasing by 9 to 314.
A total of 30,456 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation increasing by 975 to 15,135.
A total of 10,445,119 doses of vaccine have now been administered, a record increase of 177,506 from yesterday, and 1,282,676 people have been fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, a record increase of 108,346 from yesterday.
The number of fully vaccinated people represents 8.71% of Ontario’s population, an increase of 0.74% from yesterday, with fully and partially vaccinated people representing 70.90% of the total population, an increase of 1.20% from yesterday. An estimated 70-90% of the population must be immunized to achieve herd immunity.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 7 new cases to report, including 5 in Peterborough, 1 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Hastings Prince Edward — the first new case there since the end of May, which the health unit says is related to travel. There are no new cases in Northumberland or Haliburton.
There are 6 new regional cases of variants of concern, including 3 in Northumberland, 2 in Peterborough, and 1 in Kawartha Lakes.
There are 2 new COVID-related hospitalizations in Peterborough.
An additional 14 cases have been resolved, including 6 in Peterborough, 6 in Kawartha Lakes, and 2 in Northumberland
There are currently 71 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 5 since yesterday, including 31 in Kawartha Lakes, 28 in Peterborough, 9 in Northumberland, 2 in Haliburton, and 1 in Hastings Prince Edward (in Quinte West).
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,535 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,486 resolved with 21 deaths), 1,059 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (984 resolved with 57 deaths), 931 in Northumberland County (905 resolved with 17 deaths), 121 in Haliburton County (118 resolved with 1 death), and 1,121 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: 1,535 (increase of 6)*
Total variants of concern cases: 711 (increase of 2)
Active cases: 28 (no change)
Close contacts: 64 (decrease of 1)
Deaths: 21 (no change)
Resolved: 1,486 (increase of 6)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 72 (increase of 2)**
ICU admissions (total to date): 15 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 53,100 (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)
*The health unit is reporting 5 new cases in the last 24 hours. The total case count has increased by 6 because 1 case has been added to a previous day.
*As of June 9, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting 2 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: 2,111, including 1,059 in Kawartha Lakes, 931 in Northumberland, and 121 in Haliburton (increase of 1 in Kawartha Lakes)*
Total variants of concern cases: 762, including 393 in Kawartha Lakes, 333 in Northumberland, and 36 in Haliburton (increase of 4, including 1 in Kawartha Lakes and 3 in Northumberland)
Active cases: 42, including 31 in Kawartha Lakes, 9 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton (decrease of 6, including 4 in Haliburton and 2 in Northumberland)
Probable cases: 1 in Kawartha Lakes (decrease of 2 in Kawartha Lakes)
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: 2,007, including 984 in Kawartha Lakes, 905 in Northumberland, and 118 in Haliburton (increase of 8, including 6 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Northumberland)
Tests completed: 197,310 (increase of 519)
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 9, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 1 patient hospitalized with COVID-19 (no change).
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 (increase of 1)
Confirmed variants of concern cases: 489 (no change)
Active cases: 1 (increase of 1)
Deaths: 11 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 1 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 1 (no change)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 1 (no change)
Resolved: 1,109 (no change)
Tests completed: 147,887 (increase of 6)
Vaccine doses administered: 117,205 (increase of 2,583)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 15,275 (increase of 1,422)
Outbreaks: None (no change)
Province of Ontario
Confirmed positive: 537,487 (increase of 411)
COVID-19 variants of concern (VOC) cases: 134,608 of B.1.1.7 Alpha variant (increase of 902); 1,125 of B.1.351 Beta variant (increase of 28); 4,073 of P.1 Gamma variant (increase of 64)
VOC R(t): 0.74 (decrease of 0.01 as of June 9)*
7-day average of daily new cases: 657 (decrease of 46)
Positivity rate: 2.0% (decrease of 0.7%)
Resolved: 521,743 (increase of 932), 97.1% of all cases (increase of 0.1%)
Hospitalizations: 571 (decrease of 50)
Hospitalizations in ICU: 466 (decrease of 15)
Hospitalizations in ICU on ventilator: 314 (increase of 9)
Deaths: 8,920 (increase of 33)**
7-day average of daily new deaths: 18 (increase of 1)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 3,962 (increase of 2)
Total tests completed: 15,454,884 (increase of 30,456)
Tests under investigation: 15,135 (increase of 975)
Vaccination doses administered: 10,445,119 (increase of 177,506), 70.90% of Ontario’s total population (increase of 1.20%)***
People fully vaccinated (two doses): 1,282,676 (increase of 108,346), 8.71% of Ontario’s total population (increase of 0.74%)***
*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.
**This number includes 11 deaths that occurred in April and May that are now being recorded as part of a data review and cleaning initiative. Excluding these deaths, 22 deaths were reported yesterday.
***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.