Ontario reports 139 new COVID-19 cases, including 6 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases decrease to 42 with 3 new cases in Kawartha Lakes and 3 in Hastings Prince Edward

COVID-19 tests in a laboratory. (Stock photo)

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

For the third day in a row, Ontario is reporting fewer than 200 new cases, with 139 reported today. The seven-day average of daily cases has decreased by 2 to 199.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 7 are reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (26), Waterloo (19), Peel (18), York (15), Hamilton (12), Durham (11), and Windsor-Essex (10) — and 17 are reporting no new cases at all.

The number of hospitalizations has risen by 41 to 112, but some of this increase may be a result of underreporting by more than 10% of hospitals over the long weekend. The number of ICU patients has increased by 2 to 108 and the number of patients on ventilators has decreased by 2 to 76.

Ontario is reporting 11 COVID-related deaths, but 7 of these deaths occurred between December and February and are being reported now as part of a data clean-up. The number of new deaths yesterday is 4.

Over 19.6 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 60,094 from yesterday, with more than 9.1 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 48,008 from yesterday, representing almost 62% 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 4 - August 3, 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 4 – August 3, 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 4 - August 3, 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 4 – August 3, 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 4 - August 3, 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 4 – August 3, 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 6 new cases to report, including 3 in Kawartha Lakes and 3 in Hastings Prince Edward. There are no new cases in Peterborough, Northumberland, or Haliburton.

An additional 8 cases have been resolved, including 5 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton.

The number of active cases has increased by 3 in Hastings Prince Edward, decreased by 2 in Kawartha Lakes, decreased by 2 in Northumberland, decreased by 1 in Haliburton, and remains the same in Peterborough.

There are currently 42 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 2 since yesterday, including 19 in Kawartha Lakes, 13 in Hastings Prince Edward (9 in Quinte West, 3 in Central Hastings, and 1 in Prince Edward County), 5 in Northumberland, 4 in Peterborough, and 1 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), 1,185 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,121 resolved with 58 deaths), 954 in Northumberland County (932 resolved with 17 deaths), 126 in Haliburton County (124 resolved with 1 death), and 1,161 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.