Ontario reports 226 new COVID-19 cases, including 15 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases increase to 35 with 5 new cases in Northumberland, 4 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Peterborough, 2 in in Hastings Prince Edward, and 1 in Haliburton

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 226 new COVID-19 cases today, with 6 of Ontario’s 34 health units reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (62), Waterloo (35), Peel (24), York (13), Hamilton (13), amd Halton (13) — and 9 reporting no new cases at all.

For the third day in a row, the seven-day average of daily cases has increased, by 5 to 170.

Hospitalizations have increased by 3 to 108, with the number of ICU patients decreasing by 4 to 117 and the number of patients on ventilators decreasing by 1 to 77.

Ontario is reporting 11 new COVID-related deaths today, including 3 in long-term care homes.

Over 19.3 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 83,907 from yesterday, with over 8.9 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 67,605 from yesterday, representing over 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 29 - July 29, 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 29 – July 29, 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 29 - July 29, 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 29 – July 29, 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 29 - July 29, 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 29 – July 29, 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 15 new cases to report, including 5 in Northumberland, 4 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Peterborough, 2 in in Hastings Prince Edward, and 1 in Haliburton. Except for Peterborough, the new cases were reported over the past 2 days.

There is 1 new COVID-related hospitalization in Peterborough.

An additional 11 cases have been resolved, including 7 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Peterborough, and 2 in Hastings Prince Edward.

An outbreak at Haliburton Housing’s Housing First residence at 68 Lindsay St. N. in Lindsay has been declared resolved, leaving no outbreaks in the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit region.

The number of active cases has decreased by 3 in Kawartha Lakes, increased by 4 in Northumberland, by 1 in Peterborough, and by 1 in Haliburton, and remain the same in Hastings Prince Edward.

There are currently 35 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 2 since yesterday, including 17 in Kawartha Lakes, 7 in Northumberland, 5 in Peterborough, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward (2 in Quinte West and 1 in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory), and 3 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,641 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,614 resolved with 22 deaths), 1,168 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,106 resolved with 58 deaths), 953 in Northumberland County (929 resolved with 17 deaths), 126 in Haliburton County (122 resolved with 1 death), and 1,150 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,135 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.