Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 865 new cases today, the highest increase in daily cases since June 4 when 914 cases were reported. The seven-day average of daily cases has increased by 27 to 727.
Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 2 are reporting triple-digit increases (Toronto with 175 cases and Peel with 104 cases), with 14 reporting double-digit increases — York (91), Hamilton (89), Simcoe Muskoka (51), Windsor-Essex (48), Ottawa (39), Niagara (33), Middlesex-London (27), Eastern Ontario (24), Brant (23), Waterloo (23), Durham (22), Chatham-Kent (22), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (22), and Halton (19) — and 4 reporting no new cases at all.
Of the new cases, 72% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (62% have not received any doses and 10% have received only one dose) and 20% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 7% of the cases.
Hospitalizations have fallen by 19 to 320, the number of ICU patients has decreased by 1 to 162, and the number of ICU patients on ventilators has decreased by 9 to 87. Ontario is reporting 14 COVID-related deaths, but 9 of these occurred more than 2 months ago and are being reported today as part of a data clean-up, so there were 5 new COVID-related deaths yesterday.
Over 20.8 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 35,152 from yesterday, with almost 10 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 19,460 from yesterday, representing 67.5% 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, Peterborough is reporting 1 new case with 2 additional cases resolved, decreasing the number of active cases by 1 to 19. 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 Thursday will be included in Friday’s update.
There are currently 69 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 1 from yesterday, including 37 in Hastings Prince Edward (15 in Belleville, 11 in Central Hastings, 6 in Quinte West, 4 in Prince Edward County, and 1 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto), 19 in Peterborough, 10 in Kawartha Lakes, and 3 in Northumberland. There are no active cases in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,693 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,652 resolved with 22 deaths), 1,232 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,177 resolved with 58 deaths), 969 in Northumberland County (949 resolved with 17 deaths), 127 in Haliburton County (126 resolved with 1 death), and 1,278 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,219 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.