Ontario reports 348 new COVID-19 cases, with no new cases in Peterborough

Regional active cases decrease to 49; updates unavailable for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, and Hastings Prince Edward

Public health nurse Simone Jackson wearing personal protective equipment as she prepares to open a swab to test a patient for COVID-19 in Peterborough Public Health's clinic. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Public Health)

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

With Ontario’s chief medical officer of health today announcing a series of directives to increase vaccination rates, the province is reporting 348 new cases — the lowest daily increase in the past 6 days.

Of the new cases, 58% are among unvaccinated people, 23% are among fully vaccinated people, 14% are among partially vaccinated people, and 5% are unknown. The seven-day average of daily cases has increased by 4 to 473.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 11 are reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (85), Peel (45), Windsor-Essex (41), Hamilton (34), York (32), Halton (21), Durham (19), Simcoe Muskoka (14), Niagara (14), Ottawa (12), and Waterloo (10) — and 13 are reporting no new cases at all.

The number of hospitalizations has jumped by 55 to 163, the highest number of hospitalizations since July 9 when 165 were reported. Of the hospitalizations, 37% are among unvaccinated people, 9% are among fully vaccinated people, 4% are among partially vaccinated people, and 50% are unknown. The number of ICU patients has increased by 8 to 127 and the number of patients on ventilators has increased by 12 to 78.

Ontario is reporting 10 COVID-related deaths today, but 6 of these occurred more than 2 months ago and are being reported today as part of a data clean-up, so there are 4 new deaths.

More than 20.2 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 40,626 from yesterday, with over 9.6 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 29,359 from yesterday, representing 65% 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 17 - August 16, 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 17 – August 16, 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 17 - August 16, 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 17 – August 16, 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 17 - August 16, 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 17 – August 16, 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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There are no new cases to report today in Peterborough. With one additional case resolved, the number of active cases in Peterborough has decreased by 1 to 4.

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 Tuesday will be included in Wednesday’s update.

There are currently 49 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 1 since yesterday, including 28 in Hastings Prince Edward (14 in Belleville, 8 in Quinte West, 3 in Prince Edward County, 2 in Central Hastings, and 1 in North Hastings), 10 in Kawartha Lakes, 6 in Northumberland, 4 in Peterborough, and 1 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,650 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,624 resolved with 22 deaths), 1,206 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,151 resolved with 58 deaths), 961 in Northumberland County (938 resolved with 17 deaths), 127 in Haliburton County (125 resolved with 1 death), and 1,205 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,165 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.