Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 864 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases increasing by 10 to 732.
Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 2 are reporting triple-digit increases — Toronto (162) and Peel (122) — with 17 reporting double-digit increases — York (78), Ottawa (64), Hamilton (53), Windsor-Essex (50), Middlesex-London (39), Durham (31), Halton (31), Waterloo (30), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (28), Niagara (27), Simcoe Muskoka (26), Eastern Ontario (17), Southwestern (17), Chatham-Kent (13), Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (12), Huron Perth (11), and Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (10) — and 5 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 6% have received only one dose) and 24% 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 11.29 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 7.07 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.69 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.
Hospitalizations have increased by 2 to 348, with the number of ICU patients has increasing 3 to 191 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators decreasing by 5 to 120. Ontario is reporting 3 new COVID-related deaths.
Over 21.28 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 35,463 from yesterday. Over 10.23 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 20,192 from yesterday, representing 69.2% 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 7 new cases and 9 more resolved cases in Peterborough, with the number of active cases decreasing by 2 to 40.
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 108 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 2 from yesterday, including 40 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 1,775 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,712 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.