Ontario reports 325 new COVID-19 cases, including 12 in greater Kawarthas region over weekend

Regional active cases decrease to 43 with 6 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Peterborough

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 325 new cases today, with 10 of Ontario’s 34 health units reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (90), Peel (47), York (29), Hamilton (29), Windsor-Essex (26), Waterloo (23), Durham (14), Halton (12), Grey Bruce (11), and Simcoe Muskoka (10) — and 11 reporting no new cases at all.

The seven-day average of daily cases has risen by 22 to 283.

The number of hospitalizations has increased by 5 to 94, 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 113 and the number of patients on ventilators has decreased by 6 to 70. Ontario is reporting no new COVID-related deaths.

Over 19.9 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 29,949 from yesterday, with more than 9.3 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 24,307 from yesterday, representing just over 63% 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 9 - August 8, 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 9 – August 8, 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 9 - August 8, 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 9 – August 8, 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 9 - August 8, 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 9 – August 8, 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 12 new cases to report over the weekend, including 6 in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Peterborough. There are no new cases in Haliburton.

A new outbreak, involving 2 cases, was declared at an unidentified workplace in Prince Edward County on August 7.

An additional 18 cases have been resolved in the region including 6 in Kawartha Lakes, 6 in Hastings Prince Edward, 5 in Peterborough, and 1 in Haliburton.

The number of active cases has increased by 2 in Northumberland and has decreased by 4 in Peterborough, by 4 in Kawartha Lakes, by 1 in Haliburton, and remains the same in Hastings Prince Edward.

There are currently 43 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 7 since August 6, including 24 in Hastings Prince Edward (10 in Quinte West, 6 in Belleville, 5 in Central Hastings, and 2 in Prince Edward County), 15 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, and 1 in Peterborough. There are no active cases in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,645 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,622 resolved with 22 deaths), 1,195 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,135 resolved with 58 deaths), 956 in Northumberland County (936 resolved with 17 deaths), 126 in Haliburton County (125 resolved with 1 death), and 1,180 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,144 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.