Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 129 new COVID-19 cases today, with 4 of Ontario’s 34 health units reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (22), Hamilton (15), Waterloo (14), and Peel (13) — and 12 reporting no new cases at all. The seven-day average of daily cases remains unchanged at 157.
Hospitalizations have increased by 29 to 125, but part of this increase may be a result of underreporting as more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for the daily bed census yesterday. The number of ICU patients has decreased by 4 to 127, and the number of patients on ventilators has increased by 2 to 81.
Ontario is reporting 5 new COVID-related deaths today, with none in long-term care homes.
Over 19.1 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 92,035 from yesterday, with over 8.7 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 76,179 from yesterday, representing almost 59% 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.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 3 new cases to report in Peterborough.
Numbers are unavailable for Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland, and Hastings Prince Edward as the respective health units only issue reports on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Numbers for Tuesday will be included in Wednesday’s update.
An additional 3 cases in Peterborough have been resolved, leaving the number of active cases unchanged at 5.
As of July 26, there are 30 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 19 in Kawartha Lakes, 5 in Peterborough, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward (1 in Quinte West, 1 in Belleville, and 1 in North Hastings), and 3 in Haliburton. There are no active cases in Northumberland.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,632 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,605 resolved with 22 deaths), 1,158 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,094 resolved with 58 deaths), 946 in Northumberland County (929 resolved with 17 deaths), 125 in Haliburton County (121 resolved with 1 death), and 1,146 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,132 resolved with 11 deaths). The most recent two deaths were reported in Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes on June 29.
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.