Ontario reports 156 new COVID-19 cases, including 3 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases decrease to 28 with 2 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward and 1 in Haliburton

COVID-19 tests in a laboratory. (Stock photo)

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

On the first day of step three of its reopening plan, Ontario is reporting 159 new COVID-19 cases, with only 4 of Ontario’s 34 health units reporting double-digit increases — Grey Bruce (34), Waterloo (25), Toronto (23), Peel (12) — and 15 health units reporting no new cases at all. The seven-day average of daily cases has decreased by 4 to 151.

Hospitalizations have decreased by 6 from yesterday to 159, with the number of ICU patients falling by 10 to 158 and the number of patients on ventilators decreasing by 2 to 112.

Ontario is reporting 10 new COVID-related deaths today, with none in long-term care homes.

Over 17.8 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 168,616 from yesterday, with almost 95% of Ontario’s total population now having received at least one dose. Almost 7.6 million people have been fully vaccinated, an increase of 148,190 from yesterday, representing over 51% of Ontario’s 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.

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COVID-19 cases in Ontario from June 15 - July 15, 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 June 15 – July 15, 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 June 15 - July 15, 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 June 15 – July 15, 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 June 15 - July 15, 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 June 15 – July 15, 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, including 2 in Hastings Prince Edward and 1 in Haliburton.

An additional 6 cases in the region have been resolved, including 5 in Peterborough and 1 in Kawartha Lakes.

Regional active cases have decreased by 5 in Peterborough and by 1 in Kawartha Lakes, and have increased by 2 in Hastings Prince Edward and by 1 in Haliburton.

There are currently 28 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 3 since yesterday, including 14 in Kawartha Lakes, 8 in Peterborough, 5 in Hastings Prince Edward (3 in Belleville, 1 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, and 1 in North Hastings), and 1 in Haliburton. There are no active cases in Northumberland.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,623 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,593 resolved with 22 deaths), 1,136 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,077 resolved with 58 deaths), 946 in Northumberland County (929 resolved with 17 deaths), 123 in Haliburton County (121 resolved with 1 death), and 1,138 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,122 resolved with 11 deaths). The most recent two deaths were reported in Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes on June 29.

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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.