Ontario reports 332 new COVID-19 cases over long weekend, including 25 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases rise to 44 with 14 new cases in Kawartha Lakes, 8 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Peterborough, and 1 in Northumberland

A laboratory worker completes a COVID-19 test

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

After 4 straight days of increases over 200 in the last week of July, Ontario is reporting 332 new cases over the past 2 days, with 168 on Sunday and 164 on Monday. The seven-day average of daily cases has increased by 12 to 201.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 8 have reported double-digit increases over the past 2 days — Toronto (88), Peel (41), York (39), Hamilton (21), Waterloo (19), Halton (18), Windsor-Essex (17), and Durham (14) — with 10 reporting no new cases at all yesterday.

The number of hospitalizations has dropped by 34 to 71, 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 4 to 106 and the number of patients on ventilators remains unchanged 78.

Ontario is reporting 2 new COVID-related deaths over the past 2 days, including 1 in a long-term care home.

Almost 19.6 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 72,136 over the past 2 days, with more than 9 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 60,059 over the past 2 days, 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 3 - August 2, 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 3 – August 2, 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 3 - August 2, 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 3 – August 2, 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 3 - August 2, 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.co
COVID-19 vaccinations in Ontario from July 3 – August 2, 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.co
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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 25 new cases to report over the past 3 days, including 14 in Kawartha Lakes, 8 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Peterborough, and 1 in Northumberland. There are no new cases in Haliburton.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has declared an outbreak related to a bonfire and indoor party at a property on Hearns Road, Frankford in Quinte West held on the evening of July 24. A person who tested positive for COVID-19 attended the gathering while they were contagious with the virus. The health unit advises that everyone who attended the party who has not been fully vaccinated is considered a high-risk contact and must self-isolate immediately until August 7.

An additional 16 cases have been resolved over the past 3 days, including 10 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Peterborough, 1 in Northumberland, 1 in Haliburton, and 1 in Hastings Prince Edward.

The number of active cases has increased by 7 in Hastings Prince Edward and by 4 in Kawartha Lakes, and has decreased by 1 in Peterborough, by 1 in Haliburton, and remains the same in Northumberland.

There are currently 44 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 9 since July 30, including 21 in Kawartha Lakes, 10 in Hastings Prince Edward (6 in Quinte West and 4 in Central Hastings), 7 in Northumberland, 4 in Peterborough, and 2 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,643 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,617 resolved with 22 deaths), 1,182 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,116 resolved with 58 deaths), 954 in Northumberland County (930 resolved with 17 deaths), 126 in Haliburton County (123 resolved with 1 death), and 1,158 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,136 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.