Ontario reports 798 new COVID-19 cases, including 5 in Peterborough

Regional active cases increase by 3 to 91; updates unavailable for 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 798 cases today, with the seven-day average of daily cases decreasing by 9 to 723.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 1 is reporting a triple-digit increase — Toronto (159) — with 14 reporting double-digit increases — Peel (73), Ottawa (72), York (72), Windsor-Essex (66), Hamilton (55), Niagara (38), Simcoe Muskoka (37), Middlesex-London (34), Waterloo (31), Halton (25), Durham (19), Chatham-Kent (15), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (14), and Southwestern (11) — and 2 (Northwestern and Timiskaming) reporting no new cases at all.

Of the new cases, 69% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (62% have not received any doses and 7% have received only one dose) and 22% 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 decreased by 10 to 365, with the number of ICU patients decreasing by 9 to 185 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators unchanged at 115.

Ontario is reporting 10 COVID-related deaths, by 7 of the deaths occurred more than a month ago and are being reported today due to a data clean-up. There were 3 new COVID-related deaths yesterday.

Over 21 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 38,391 from yesterday, with over 10.1 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 20,348 from yesterday, representing almost 68.4% 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 August 9 - September 8, 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 August 9 – September 8, 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 August 9 - September 8, 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 August 9 – September 8, 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 August 9 - September 8, 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 August 9 – September 8, 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 5 new cases to report in Peterborough and 2 additional cases resolved, with active cases increasing by 3 to 39.

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 91 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 3 from yesterday, including 39 in Peterborough, 32 in Hastings Prince Edward (15 in Belleville, 9 in Central Hastings, 3 in Quinte West, 2 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, 2 in Prince Edward County, and 1 in North Hastings), 14 in Kawartha Lakes, 4 in Haliburton, and 2 in Northumberland.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,734 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,673 resolved with 22 deaths), 1,237 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,183 resolved with 58 deaths), 974 in Northumberland County (954 resolved with 17 deaths), 131 in Haliburton County (126 resolved with 1 death), and 1,295 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,256 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.