Ontario reports 784 new COVID-19 cases, 7-day average decreases for 5th straight day

Updates unavailable for Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, and Hastings Prince Edward

A COVID-19 test being conducted 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 784 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases decreasing by 4 to 712 — the 5th day in a row the average has decreased.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 1 is reporting a triple-digit increase — Toronto (147) — with 16 reporting double-digit increases — Windsor-Essex (73), Peel (67), York (65), Ottawa (57), Hamilton (57), Niagara (45), Durham (42), Simcoe Muskoka (37), Halton (29), Middlesex-London (22), Chatham-Kent (19), Waterloo (19), Eastern Ontario (16), Brant (13), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (12), and Southwestern (11) — and 6 reporting no new cases at all.

Of the new cases, 69% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (61% have not received any doses and 8% have received only one dose) and 23% 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.

The 7-day average case rate is 11.02 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 7.41 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.62 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.

Hospitalizations have decreased by 74 to 289, but the actual number of hospitalizations is likely higher as more than 10% of hospitals did not provide numbers for the daily bed census yesterday. The number of ICU patients has increased by 4 to 184 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators has decreased by 7 to 107. Ontario is reporting 4 new COVID-related deaths.

Almost 21.17 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 29,182 from yesterday, with over 10.17 million people fully vaccinated, an increase of 17,449 from yesterday, representing almost 68.8% 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 12 - September 11, 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 12 – September 11, 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 12 - September 11, 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 12 – September 11, 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 12 - September 11, 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 12 – September 11, 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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Numbers are unavailable for Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland, and Hastings Prince Edward as the respective health units do not issue reports on weekend. However, for September 11, the Ontario data is showing 6 new cases for Peterborough Public Health, 3 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 will be confirmed in Monday’s updates from the regional health units.

As of September 10, there are 102 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, including 45 in Peterborough, 31 in Hastings Prince Edward (19 in Belleville, 4 in Central Hastings, 3 in Quinte West, 2 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, 2 in North Hastings, and 1 in Prince Edward County), 18 in Kawartha Lakes, 6 in Haliburton, and 2 in Northumberland.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,745 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,677 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,252 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,189 resolved with 58 deaths), 974 in Northumberland County (955 resolved with 17 deaths), 133 in Haliburton County (126 resolved with 1 death), and 1,312 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,269 resolved with 12 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on September 10.

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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.