Ontario reports 176 new COVID-19 cases, with over 7.7 million people fully vaccinated

Updates unavailable on weekends for Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, and Hastings Prince Edward

A swab test bring completed on a patient. (Stock photo)

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

Ontario is reporting 176 new COVID-19 cases today, the largest daily increase in the past week, with 7 of Ontario’s 34 health units reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (37), Peel (20), Waterloo (20), Grey Bruce (15), York (11), Halton (10), and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (10) — and 9 health units reporting no new cases at all.

The seven-day average of daily cases remains unchanged at 151.

Hospitalizations have dropped by 16 from yesterday to 153, with the number of ICU patients decreasing by 9 to 149 and the number of patients on ventilators decreasing by 3 to 109.

Ontario is reporting 3 new COVID-related deaths today, with 1 new death in a long-term care home.

Almost 18 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 169,103 from yesterday, with over 95% of Ontario’s total population now having received at least one dose. Over 7.7 million people have been fully vaccinated, an increase of 148,713 from yesterday, representing over 52% 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 16 - July 16, 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 16 – July 16, 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 16 - July 16, 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 16 – July 16, 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 16 - July 16, 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 16 – July 16, 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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Numbers for the greater Kawarthas region are unavailable on weekends as health units in the region no longer publish reports on Saturdays or Sundays. The weekend’s numbers will be provided when regional health units issue their reports on Monday.

As of July 16, there were 28 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 14 in Kawartha Lakes, 8 in Peterborough, 5 in Hastings Prince Edward (1 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.