Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 811 new cases today, with the seven-day average of daily cases increasing by 10 to 756.
Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 2 are reporting triple-digit increases — Toronto (156) and Peel (100) — with 13 reporting double-digit increases — Hamilton (71), Windsor-Essex (68), York (59), Ottawa (52), Durham (46), Niagara (42), Halton (33), Waterloo (27), Middlesex-London (24), Eastern Ontario (19), Simcoe Muskoka (34), Brant (11), and Peterborough (10) — and 5 reporting no new cases at all.
Of the new cases, 71% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (59% have not received any doses and 12% have received only one dose) and 21% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 8% of the cases because of a missing or invalid health card number.
Hospitalizations have dropped by 43 to 266, but the number of hospitalizations is likely higher as more than 10% of hospitals did not provide numbers of the daily bed census yesterday. The number of ICU patients has increased by 7 to 179 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators has increased by 7 to 104.
Ontario is reporting 3 COVID-related deaths, but 2 of these occurred more than 2 months ago and are being reported today as part of a data clean-up, so there was 1 new COVID-related death yesterday.
Almost 21 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 32,450 from yesterday, with over 10 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 18,089 from yesterday, representing almost 68% 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 or statutory holidays.
However, for September 4, the Ontario data is showing 10 new cases for Peterborough Public Health, 4 new cases for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, and 3 new cases for Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. Regional numbers for the weekend and Labour Day will be confirmed in the next updates from regional health units.
As of September 3, there were 66 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 38 in Hastings Prince Edward (17 in Belleville, 12 in Central Hastings, 5 in Quinte West, 3 in Prince Edward County, and 1 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto), 17 in Peterborough, 6 in Kawartha Lakes, and 5 in Northumberland. There are no active cases in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,694 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,655 resolved with 22 deaths), 1,233 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,183 resolved with 58 deaths), 972 in Northumberland County (950 resolved with 17 deaths), 127 in Haliburton County (126 resolved with 1 death), and 1,288 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,238 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.