Ontario reports 781 new COVID-19 cases, including 12 in greater Kawarthas region over past 2 days

Regional active cases remain at 68 with 8 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Peterborough, 1 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland

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 781 new cases today, the highest single-day increase in cases since June 4 when 914 cases were reported. The seven-day average of daily cases has increasing by 19 to 665.

Toronto is reporting a triple-digit increase of 185 cases. Of Ontario’s other 33 health units, 13 are reporting double-digit increases — Peel (96), York (93), Windsor-Essex (67), Hamilton (66), Durham (40), Simcoe Muskoka (33), Ottawa (33), Middlesex-London (29), Waterloo (26), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (25), Niagara (20), Halton (15), and Eastern Ontario (12) — and 5 are reporting no new cases at all.

Of the new cases, 73% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (62% have not received any doses and 11% have received only one dose) and 19% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 8% of the cases.

Hospitalizations have increased by 4 to 306, with the number of ICU patients decreasing by 7 to 158 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators decreasing by 2 to 87. The province is reporting 17 COVID-related deaths, but 14 of these occurred more than 2 months ago and are being reported today as part of a data clean-up. The number of new COVID-related deaths since yesterday is 3.

Over 20.6 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 36,195 from yesterday, with over 9.8 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 23,261 from yesterday, representing 66.7% 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 27 - August 26, 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 27 – August 26, 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 27 - August 26, 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 27 – August 26, 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 27 - August 26, 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 27 – August 26, 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 past 2 days, including 8 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Peterborough, 1 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland. There are no new cases in Haliburton.

An outbreak at Caressant Care Mamora retirement residence in Central Hastings was declared on August 27.

An additional 12 cases have been resolved in the region over the past 2 days, including 8 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Peterborough, and 2 in Northumberland.

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

There are currently 68 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region (no change from yesterday), including 34 in Hastings Prince Edward (17 in Belleville, 9 in Quinte West, 6 in Central Hastings, 1 in Prince Edward County, and 1 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto), 17 in Kawartha Lakes, 14 in Peterborough, and 3 in Northumberland. There are no active cases in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,675 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,639 resolved with 22 deaths), 1,227 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,165 resolved with 58 deaths), 967 in Northumberland County (947 resolved with 17 deaths), 127 in Haliburton County (126 resolved with 1 death), and 1,251 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,205 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.