Ontario reports 660 new COVID-19 cases, including 9 in greater Kawarthas region over past 2 days

Regional active cases drop to 69 with 6 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward and 3 in Peterborough

COVID-19 lab test swabs. (Stock photo)

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

Ontario is reporting 660 new cases today, with the seven-day average of daily cases increasing by 25 to 625.

Toronto is reporting a triple-digit increase of 151 cases. Of Ontario’s remaining 33 health units, 14 are reporting double-digit increases — York (93), Hamilton (86), Peel (52), Windsor-Essex (51), Middlesex-London (34), Ottawa (29), Simcoe Muskoka (24), Durham (21), Halton (20), Sudbury (16), Waterloo (16), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (15), Chatham-Kent (11), and Niagara (11) — and 5 are reporting no new cases at all.

Of the new cases, 71% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (60% have not received any doses and 11% have received only one dose) and 20% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 8% of the cases.

Hospitalizations have decreased by 12 to 283, with the number of ICU patients increasing by 5 to 161 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators rising by 7 to 92. There has been 1 new COVID-related death in Ontario.

Over 20.5 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 40,254 from yesterday, with over 9.8 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 25,863 from yesterday, representing 66.4% 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 25 - August 24, 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 25 – August 24, 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 25 - August 24, 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 25 – August 24, 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 25 - August 24, 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 25 – August 24, 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 9 new cases to report, including 6 in Hastings Prince Edward in the past 2 days and 3 in Peterborough since yesterday. There have been no new cases in the past 2 days in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, or Haliburton.

A new outbreak at an unidentified child care facility in Belleville was declared on August 23. There is 1 new COVID-related hospitalization in Hastings Prince Edward.

An additional 18 cases have been resolved in the past 2 days, including 10 in Hastings Prince Edward, 5 in Kawartha Lakes, 1 in Peterborough, 1 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton.

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

There are currently 69 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 9 from August 23, including 34 in Hastings Prince Edward (17 in Belleville, 10 in Quinte West, 2 in North Hastings, 2 in Central Hastings, 2 in Prince Edward County, and 1 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto), 16 in Kawartha Lakes, 15 in Peterborough, and 4 in Northumberland. There are no active cases in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,670 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,633 resolved with 22 deaths), 1,226 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,165 resolved with 58 deaths), 967 in Northumberland County (945 resolved with 17 deaths), 127 in Haliburton County (126 resolved with 1 death), and 1,243 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,197 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.