Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 593 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases increasing by 5 to 722.
Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 1 is reporting a triple-digit increase — Toronto (141) — with 13 reporting double-digit increases — Peel (61), Ottawa (46), Windsor-Essex (45), York (39), Hamilton (38), Niagara (34), Halton (26), Middlesex-London (20), Waterloo (20), Simcoe Muskoka (18), Durham (17), Eastern Ontario (11), and Southwestern (10) — and 5 reporting no new cases at all.
Of the new cases, 66% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (59% have not received any doses and 7% have received only one dose) and 25% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 9% of the cases because of a missing or invalid health card number. The 7-day average case rate is 11.21 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 7.1 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.64 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.
Hospitalizations have dropped by 17 to 346, with the number of ICU patients decreasing by 4 to 188 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators increasing by 6 to 125. Ontario is reporting 4 new COVID-related deaths.
Over 21.24 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 35,691 from yesterday. Over 10.21 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 20,520 from yesterday, representing just over 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 20 new cases to report, including 7 in Hastings Prince Edward, 6 in Haliburton, 5 in Northumberland, 1 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Peterborough.
There has been 1 new COVID-19 hospitalization and 1 new ICU admission in Hastings Prince Edward.
An additional 32 cases have been resolved in the region, including 13 in Hastings Prince Edward, 14 in Peterborough, 4 in Kawartha Lakes, and 2 in Haliburton.
The number of active cases has increased by 4 in Northumberland, by 4 in Haliburton, and by 2 in Kawartha Lakes, and has decreased by 12 in Peterborough and by 6 in Hastings Prince Edward.
The numbers for Hastings Prince Edward, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton are over the past 2 days.
There are 110 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 8 from September 13, including 42 in Peterborough, 22 in Kawartha Lakes, 22 in Hastings Prince Edward (8 in Belleville, 8 in Quinte West, 3 in Prince Edward County, 2 in North Hastings, and 1 in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory), 14 in Haliburton, and 10 in Northumberland.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,768 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,703 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,261 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,194 resolved with 58 deaths), 984 in Northumberland County (957 resolved with 17 deaths), 143 in Haliburton County (128 resolved with 1 death), and 1,325 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,291 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.