Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 610 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases increasing by 2 to 711.
Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 2 are reporting triple-digit increases — Toronto (126) and Peel (100) — with 11 reporting double-digit increases — York (71), Ottawa (54), Waterloo (31), Windsor-Essex (29), Durham (24), Hamilton (23), Niagara (22), Simcoe Muskoka (19), Halton (19), Middlesex-London (18), and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (17) — 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 10.69 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 5.93 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.74 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.
Hospitalizations have fallen by 12 from yesterday to 233, but more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for the daily bed census yesterday so the actual number of hospitalizations is likely higher. The number of ICU patients has decreased by 5 to 177 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators has decreased by 6 to 123. Ontario is reporting 2 new COVID-related deaths.
Over 21.4 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 16,712 from yesterday. Over 10.3 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 10,268 from yesterday, representing just over 69.7% 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 40 new cases to report over the weekend, including 19 in Hastings Prince Edward, 10 in Peterborough, 5 in Kawartha Lakes, 5 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton.
There has been 1 new COVID-related death in Hastings Prince Edward, the area’s 13th death since the pandemic began.
An additional 36 cases have been resolved in the region over the weekend, including 16 in Peterborough, 9 in Hastings Prince Edward, 6 in Haliburton, 4 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland. An outbreak at Caressant Care Retirement Residence in Central Hastings was declared resolved on September 17.
Active cases have increased by 9 in Hastings Prince Edward, by 4 in Northumberland, and by 1 in Kawartha Lakes, and have decreased by 6 in Peterborough and by 5 in Haliburton.
There are currently 88 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 3 since September 17, including 33 in Hastings Prince Edward (15 in Quinte West, 13 in Belleville, 2 in North Hastings, 1 in Prince Edward County, 1 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, and 1 in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory), 25 in Peterborough, 12 in Kawartha Lakes, 12 in Northumberland, and 6 in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,787 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,739 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,269 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,212 resolved with 58 deaths), 992 in Northumberland County (963 resolved with 17 deaths), 145 in Haliburton County (138 resolved with 1 death), and 1,349 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,303 resolved with 13 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Hastings Prince Edward on September 20.
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.