Ontario reports 296 new COVID-19 cases, with only 3 new cases in greater Kawarthas

Regional active cases decrease to 40, with 3 new cases in Peterborough and no new cases in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton for first time since March 23

A COVID-19 test being conducted in a laboratory. (Stock photo)

Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.

Ontario is reporting 296 new cases today, but this total includes around 80 cases from Toronto last year as a result of a data review and cleaning initiative, so the actual number of cases reported yesterday is around 216.

Most of the cases are in Waterloo (61), Toronto (123, with actual cases reported yesterday around 43), York (37), Peel (20), Hamilton (11), and Ottawa (11). The seven-day average of daily cases has decreased by 11 to 323.

Hospitalizations have increased by 73 to 334, but this increase may be attributed to underreporting by more than 10% of hospitals yesterday. Patients in ICUs have decreased by 9 to 314, and the number of patients on ventilators remains unchanged at 202.

Ontario is reporting 60 new deaths today, but 54 of these deaths are from previous months so the actual increase in deaths from yesterday is 6. There has been 1 new death in a long-term care home, although this may have been a previous death as well.

Almost 13 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 199,535 since yesterday, with over 87% of Ontario’s total population now having received at least one dose. Over 3.1 million people have been fully vaccinated, with 172,672 people receiving their second dose yesterday, representing over 21% of the total population.

For a daily summary of cases in Ontario, including a breakdown of cases in each of Ontario’s 34 health units, visit ontario.ca/page/how-ontario-is-responding-covid-19.

COVID-19 cases in Ontario from May 22 - June 21, 2021. The red line is the number of new cases reported daily, and the dotted green line is a five-day rolling average of new cases. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 cases in Ontario from May 22 – June 21, 2021. The red line is the number of new cases reported daily, and the dotted green line is a five-day rolling average of new cases. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions in Ontario from May 22 - June 21, 2021. The red line is the daily number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, the dotted green line is a five-day rolling average of hospitalizations, and the purple line is the daily number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions in Ontario from May 22 – June 21, 2021. The red line is the daily number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, the dotted green line is a five-day rolling average of hospitalizations, and the purple line is the daily number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 vaccinations in Ontario from May 22 - June 21, 2021. The red line is the cumulative number of daily doses administered and the green line is the cumulative number of people fully vaccinated with two doses of vaccine. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 vaccinations in Ontario from May 22 – June 21, 2021. The red line is the cumulative number of daily doses administered and the green line is the cumulative number of people fully vaccinated with two doses of vaccine. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 3 new cases to report in Peterborough.

For the first time since March 23, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is reporting no new cases in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton. There are also no new cases in Hastings Prince Edward.

There are 2 new hospitalizations in Peterborough.

An additional 14 cases have been resolved across the region, including 10 in Peterborough, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, 1 in Hastings Prince Edward, and 1 in Northumberland.

Active cases have decreased across all regional health units — by 4 in Peterborough, by 2 in Kawartha Lakes, by 1 in Northumberland, and by 1 in Hastings Prince Edward — except for Haliburton, where active cases are unchanged.

There are currently 40 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 8 since yesterday, including 20 in Peterborough, 9 in Northumberland, 8 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Hastings Prince Edward (1 in Quinte West and 1 in Belleville), and 1 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,577 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,536 resolved with 21 deaths), 1,082 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,030 resolved with 57 deaths), 943 in Northumberland County (917 resolved with 17 deaths), 122 in Haliburton County (120 resolved with 1 death), and 1,127 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,114 resolved with 11 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Kawartha Lakes on June 5.

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For detailed data for each health unit, visit the COVID-19 trackers for Peterborough Public Health, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

For more information about COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.

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