Ontario reports 218 new COVID-19 cases, including 22 in the greater Kawarthas region over past 2 days

Provincial data for Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, and Hastings Prince Edward will be confirmed by the region's health units on Tuesday

COVID-19 lab test swabs. (Stock photo)

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

Ontario is reporting 218 new cases today, a drop from yesterday’s 258 new cases, with 8 of Ontario’s 34 health units reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (40), Peel (33), York (23), Middlesex-London (15), Hamilton (14), Durham (13), Waterloo (12), and Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (10) — and 7 reporting no new cases at all.

The seven-day average of daily cases has increased by 5 to 189.

The number of hospitalizations has dropped by 27 to 105, but more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for the daily bed census yesterday so the actual number of hospitalizations may be higher. The number of ICU patients has decreased by 2 to 110 and the number of patients on ventilators has decreased by 5 to 78.

Ontario is reporting 2 new COVID-related deaths today, with none in long-term care homes.

Over 19.5 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 60,583 from yesterday, with more than 9 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 49,697 from yesterday, representing over 61% 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 July 1 - July 31, 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 July 1 – July 31, 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 July 1 - July 31, 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 July 1 – July 31, 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 July 1 - July 31, 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 July 1 – July 31, 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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While regional health units are not publishing reports on the weekend, over the past 2 days Ontario is reporting 22 new cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 11 for Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, 6 for Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, and 5 for Peterborough Public Health.

The actual regional numbers for the weekend as well as for Monday will be confirmed when health units publish their reports on Tuesday (reports will be unavailable on Monday due to the Civic Holiday).

As of July 30, there were 35 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, 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.