Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 577 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases increasing by 2 to 717.
Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 1 is reporting a triple-digit increase — Toronto (116) — with 14 reporting double-digit increases — Peel (67), Windsor-Essex (54), York (46), Brant (33), Waterloo (25), Ottawa (23), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (22), Halton (21), Hamilton (19), Simcoe Muskoka (18), Middlesex-London (18), Durham (13), Chatham-Kent (10), and Southwestern (10) — and 4 (all in northern Ontario) reporting no new cases at all.
Of the new cases, 69% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (60% have not received any doses and 9% 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. The 7-day average case rate is 11.13 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 7.32 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.62 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.
Hospitalizations have increased by 74 to 363, but some of this increase may be a result of underreporting by more than 10% of hospitals over the weekend. The number of ICU patients has increased by 3 to 192 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators has increased by 3 to 119. Ontario is reporting 6 new COVID-related deaths.
Over 21.2 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 28,657 from yesterday. Over 10.19 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 16,119 from yesterday, representing almost 69% 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 12 new cases to report in Peterborough, with 4 additional cases resolved and the number of active cases increasing by 8 to 54.
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 118 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 8 from yesterday, including 54 in Peterborough, 28 in Hastings Prince Edward (16 in Belleville, 5 in Quinte West, 3 in North Hastings, 2 in Central Hastings, 1 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, and 1 in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory), 20 in Kawartha Lakes, 10 in Haliburton, and 6 in Northumberland.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,767 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,690 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,255 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,190 resolved with 58 deaths), 980 in Northumberland County (957 resolved with 17 deaths), 137 in Haliburton County (126 resolved with 1 death), and 1,318 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,278 resolved with 12 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on September 10.
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.