Ontario reports 219 new COVID-19 cases, including 4 in Peterborough

Peterborough's active cases drop by 1; updates unavailable for Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland, and Hastings Prince Edward

Lab analysis of a nasal swab for COVID-19. (Stock photo)

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

Ontario is reporting 219 new COVID-19 cases today, the highest daily increase since June 30 when 284 cases were reported. Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 8 are reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (38), Peel (38), Hamilton (25), Waterloo (19), Grey Bruce (13), Halton (12), York (10), and Middlesex-London (10) — and 10 are reporting no new cases at all.

For the second day in a row, the seven-day average of daily cases has increased by 4 and now stands at 165.

However, hospitalizations have dropped by 12 to 105, the number of ICU patients has decreased by 1 to 121, and the number of patients on ventilators has decreased by 4 to 78.

Ontario is reporting 3 new COVID-related deaths today, with none in long-term care homes.

Almost 19.3 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 89,157 from yesterday, with over 8.8 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 72,298 from yesterday, representing almost 60% 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 28 - July 28, 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 28 – July 28, 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 28 - July 28, 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 28 – July 28, 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 28 - July 28, 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 28 – July 28, 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 4 new cases to report in Peterborough. However, with another 5 cases resolved, the number of active cases has decreased by 1 to 4.

An outbreak at a congregate living setting in the City of Peterborough was declared resolved on July 29, leaving no outbreaks 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 Thursday will be included in Friday’s update.

There are currently 33 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 1 since yesterday, including 20 in Kawartha Lakes, 4 in Peterborough, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward (1 in Belleville and 2 in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory), 3 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,638 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,612 resolved with 22 deaths), 1,164 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,099 resolved with 58 deaths), 949 in Northumberland County (929 resolved with 17 deaths), 125 in Haliburton County (122 resolved with 1 death), and 1,148 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,133 resolved with 12 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Hastings Prince Edward on July 28.

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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.