Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 835 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 increased by 21 to 686.
Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 3 are now reporting triple-digit increases (Toronto with 168, Peel with 114, and York with 102), with 13 reporting double-digit increases — Hamilton (90), Windsor-Essex (62), Durham (44), Ottawa (35), Middlesex-London (32), Waterloo (29), Simcoe Muskoka (27), Brant (21), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (18), Niagara (16), Halton (12), Eastern Ontario (11), Southwestern (11) — and 5 (4 of which are in northern Ontario) reporting no new cases at all.
Of the new cases, 72% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (60% have not received any doses and 12% have received only one dose) and 19% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 9% of the cases.
Hospitalizations have jumped by 37 to 343, with the number of ICU patients increasing by 4 to 162 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators remaining unchanged at 87. The province is reporting 7 COVID-related deaths, but 6 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 1.
Over 20.6 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 37,716 from yesterday, with almost 9.9 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 24,545 from yesterday, representing 66.9% 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.
Numbers are unavailable for Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland, and Hastings Prince Edward as the respective health units do not issue reports on weekends. Regional numbers for Saturday and Sunday will be included in Monday’s update.
As of August 27, there are 68 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, 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.
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.