Ontario reports 213 new COVID-19 cases, including 1 in Peterborough

Active cases increase to 5 in Peterborough; updates unavailable for Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland, and Hastings Prince Edward

A COVID-19 test swab in a laboratory. (Stock photo)

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

After 3 days of cases under 200, Ontario is reporting 213 new cases today, with 9 of Ontario’s 34 health units reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (44), Peel (31), York (18), Hamilton (18), Windsor-Essex (17), Waterloo (14), Halton (11), Ottawa (10), and Middlesex-London (10) — and 12 reporting no new cases at all. The seven-day average of daily cases has decreased by 1 to 198.

The number of hospitalizations has increased by 1 to 113, with the number of ICU patients increasing by 2 to 110 and the number of patients on ventilators increasing by 1 to 77.

Ontario is reporting 14 COVID-related deaths, but 12 of these deaths occurred between February and May and are being reported now as part of a data clean-up. The number of new deaths yesterday is 2.

Over 19.7 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 58,213 from yesterday, with more than 9.1 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 46,133 from yesterday, representing over 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 5 - August 4, 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 5 – August 4, 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 5 - August 4, 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 5 – August 4, 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 5 - August 4, 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 5 – August 4, 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 is 1 new case to report in Peterborough, with the number of active cases increasing by 1.

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 43 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 1 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, 5 in Peterborough, and 1 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,644 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.