Ontario reports 740 new COVID-19 cases, 74% unvaccinated or with vaccination status unknown

Updates unavailable on weekends for Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, and Hastings Prince Edward

A lab technician evaluates COVID-19 rapid tests. (Stock photo)

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

Ontario is reporting 740 new cases today, with the seven-day average of daily cases increasing by 2 to 688.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 2 are reporting triple-digit increases (Toronto with 141 and Hamilton with 106), with 14 reporting double-digit increases — Windsor-Essex (90), Peel (63), York (63), Durham (33), Middlesex-London (32), Ottawa (31), Waterloo (29), Halton (26), Niagara (24), Simcoe Muskoka (15), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (15), Eastern Ontario (10), Hastings Prince Edward (10), and Huron Perth (10) — and 5 (4 of which are in northern Ontario) reporting no new cases at all.

Of the new cases, 66% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (57% have not received any doses and 9% have received only one dose) and 26% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 8% of the cases.

Hospitalizations have fallen by 129 to 214, but (as is always the case on weekends) more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data to the daily bed census, so the number of actual hospitalizations is likely higher. The number of ICU patients has decreased by 4 to 158 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators has risen by 11 to 98. There have been 2 new COVID-related deaths since yesterday, including 1 in a long-term care home.

Over 20.7 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 29,695 from yesterday, with more than 9.9 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 19,449 from yesterday, representing just over 67% 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 29 - August 28, 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 29 – August 28, 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 29 - August 28, 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 29 – August 28, 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 29 - August 28, 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 29 – August 28, 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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Numbers are unavailable for Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland, and Hastings Prince Edward as the respective health units do not issue reports on weekends.

For Saturday (August 28), the Ontario data shows 10 new cases for Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, 3 new cases for Peterborough Public Health, and 1 new case for Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit. Regional numbers for Saturday and Sunday will be confirmed 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.

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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.