Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 463 new cases today, the lowest daily increase since August 18 when 485 cases were reported. The 7-day average of daily cases has decreased by 18 to 692.
Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 12 are reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (95), Ottawa (54), Windsor-Essex (48), Peel (41), York (30), Hamilton (27), Halton (22), Middlesex-London (21), Niagara (21), Waterloo (18), Eastern Ontario (13), and Simcoe Muskoka (13) — and 6 are reporting no new cases at all.
Of the new cases, 65% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (60% have not received any doses and 5% have received only one dose) and 28% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 7% of the cases because of a missing or invalid health card number. The 7-day average case rate is 10.51 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 5.23 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.73 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people
Hospitalizations have dropped by 31 to 299, with the number of ICU patients increasing by 8 to 187 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators unchanged at 130. Ontario is reporting 7 new COVID-related deaths.
Over 21.47 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 40,596 from yesterday. Almost 10.4 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 24,119 from yesterday, representing almost 70% 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, including 8 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Northumberland, 1 in Peterborough, and 1 in Kawartha Lakes. There are no new cases in Haliburton.
An additional 11 cases have been resolved in the region, including 4 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Northumberland, 2 in Haliburton, and 1 in Peterborough.
The number of active cases has increased by 4 in Hastings Prince Edward, has decreased by 2 in Haliburton and by 1 in Kawartha Lakes, and remains the same in Peterborough and Northumberland.
The numbers for Hastings Prince Edward, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton are over the past 2 days.
There are currently 89 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 1 since September 20, including 37 in Hastings Prince Edward(16 in Quinte West, 13 in Belleville, 3 in North Hastings, 3 in Prince Edward County, and 2 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto) , 25 in Peterborough, 12 in Northumberland, 11 in Kawartha Lakes, and 4 in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,796 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,748 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,270 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,214 resolved with 58 deaths), 994 in Northumberland County (965 resolved with 17 deaths), 145 in Haliburton County (140 resolved with 1 death), and 1,357 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,307 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.