Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 525 new cases today, with the seven-day average of daily cases increasing by 5 to 700.
Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 1 is reporting a triple-digit increase (Toronto with 120 cases), with 13 reporting double-digit increases — Peel (60), Windsor-Essex (60), Hamilton (42), Niagara (41), York (30), Simcoe Muskoka (21), Durham (19), Middlesex-London (19), Waterloo (19), Brant (19), Halton (14), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (11), and Ottawa (10) — and 8 reporting no new cases at all.
Of the new cases, 70% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (62% have not received any doses and 8% have received only one dose) and 17% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 12% of the cases.
Hospitalizations have increased by 110 to 336, but this increase may be in part due to underreporting since last Friday (when 343 hospitalizations were reported), as more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data to the daily bed census over the weekend. The number of ICU patients has decreased by 2 to 158 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators remains unchanged at 93.
Ontario is reporting 5 COVID-related deaths, but 3 of these occurred more than 2 months ago and are being reported today as part of a data clean-up, so there were 2 new COVID-related deaths yesterday.
Over 20.7 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 31,176 from yesterday, with more than 9.9 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 19,228 from yesterday, representing just over 67.2% 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.
In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 3 new cases in Peterborough and 3 additional cases resolved, with the number of active cases decreasing by 1 to 22.
There have been 2 new COVID-related hospitalizations in Peterborough and 1 new ICU admission.
Numbers are unavailable for Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland, and Hastings Prince Edward as the respective health units only issue reports on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Numbers for Tuesday will be included in Wednesday’s update.
There are currently 75 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 1 from yesterday, 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), 22 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 1,690 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,646 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.
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.