Ontario reports 694 new COVID-19 cases, including 33 in greater Kawarthas region over weekend

Regional active cases increase to 76 with 18 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward, 12 in Peterborough, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Kawartha Lakes

COVID-19 tests 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 694 new cases today, with the seven-day average of daily cases increasing by 7 to 695.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 2 are reporting triple-digit increases (Toronto with 121 and Peel with 104), with 12 reporting double-digit increases — York (98), Windsor-Essex (74), Hamilton (74), Ottawa (44), Durham (38), Niagara (20), Simcoe Muskoka (16), Halton (16), Eastern Ontario (14), Waterloo (14), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (13), and Middlesex-London (12) — and 4 reporting no new cases at all.

Of the new cases, 69% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (58% have not received any doses and 11% have received only one dose) and 24% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 7% of the cases.

Hospitalizations have increased by 12 to 226, but (as is always the case on weekends) more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for yesterday’s daily bed census, so the number of actual hospitalizations is likely higher. The number of ICU patients has increased by 2 to 160 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators has decreased by 5 to 93. There were no new COVID-related deaths yesterday.

Over 20.7 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 17,767 from yesterday, with more than 9.9 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 11,692 from yesterday, representing just over 67.1% 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 30 - August 29, 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 30 – August 29, 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 30 - August 29, 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 30 – August 29, 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 30 - August 29, 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 30 – August 29, 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 33 new cases to report over the weekend, including 18 in Hastings Prince Edward, 12 in Peterborough, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Kawartha Lakes. There are no new cases in Haliburton.

An additional 26 cases have been resolved in the region over the same time period, including 12 in Hastings Prince Edward, 10 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Peterborough, and 1 in Northumberland.

The number of active cases has increased by 9 in Peterborough, by 6 in Hastings Prince Edward, and by 1 in Northumberland, and has decreased by 8 in Kawartha Lakes.

There are currently 76 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 8 since August 27, including 40 in Hastings Prince Edward (19 in Belleville, 10 in Central Hastings, 7 in Quinte West, 2 in Prince Edward County, 1 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, and 1 in North Hastings), 23 in Peterborough, 9 in Kawartha Lakes, and 4 in Northumberland. There are no active cases in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,687 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,642 resolved with 22 deaths), 1,229 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,175 resolved with 58 deaths), 969 in Northumberland County (948 resolved with 17 deaths), 127 in Haliburton County (126 resolved with 1 death), and 1,269 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,217 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.