Ontario reports 795 new COVID-19 cases, including 13 in greater Kawarthas over past 2 days

Regional active cases fall to 85 with 4 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, 2 in Peterborough, and 1 in Haliburton

Lab analysis of a nasal swab for COVID-19. (Stock photo)

Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.

Ontario is reporting 795 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases decreasing by 8 to 724.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 1 is reporting a triple-digit increase — Toronto (166) — with 17 reporting double-digit increases — Peel (77), York (71), Ottawa (64), Durham (60), Waterloo (38), Windsor-Essex (36), Hamilton (33), Simcoe Muskoka (29), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (27), Chatham-Kent (26), Middlesex-London (25), Eastern Ontario (21), Niagara (19), Brant (16), Southwestern (15), Sudbury (10), and Halton (10) — and 2 (Thunder Bay and Timiskaming) reporting no new cases at all.

Of the new cases, 65% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (58% have not received any doses and 7% have received only one dose) and 27% 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 10.89 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 6.66 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.72 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.

Hospitalizations have fallen by 12 to 336, with the number of ICU patients has increasing 3 to 194 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators rising by 13 to 133. Ontario is reporting 5 new COVID-related deaths.

Over 21.31 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 35,285 from yesterday. Over 10.25 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 20,420 from yesterday, representing almost 69.4% 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 17 - September 16, 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 17 – September 16, 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 17 - September 16, 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 17 – September 16, 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 17 - September 16, 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 17 – September 16, 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 13 new cases to report, including 4 in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Northumberland, 2 in Peterborough, and 1 in Haliburton.

There are 2 patients on ventilators in Hastings Prince Edward and 1 new hospitalization in Northumblerand.

An additional 35 cases have been resolved in the region, including 14 in Kawartha Lakes, 11 in Peterborough, 5 in Northumberland, 4 in Haliburton, and 3 in Hastings Prince Edward.

Active cases have decreased by 11 in Kawartha Lakes, by 9 in Peterborough, by 3 in Haliburton, and by 2 in Northumberland, and have increased by 2 in Hastings Prince Edward.

The numbers for Hastings Prince Edward, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton are over the past 2 days.

There are currently 85 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 23 from September 15, including 31 in Peterborough, 24 in Hastings Prince Edward (11 in Quinte West, 8 in Belleville, 3 in Prince Edward County, 1 in North Hastings, and 1 in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory), 11 in Kawartha Lakes, 11 in Haliburton, and 8 in Northumberland.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,777 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,723 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,264 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,208 resolved with 58 deaths), 987 in Northumberland County (962 resolved with 17 deaths), 144 in Haliburton County (132 resolved with 1 death), and 1,330 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,294 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.