Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 613 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases decreasing by 34 to 621.
Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 1 is reporting a triple-digit increase — Toronto (117) — and 15 are reporting double-digit increases — Peel (70), York (48), Hamilton (46), Windsor-Essex (45), Ottawa (41), Eastern Ontario (35), Brant (26), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (25), Durham (22), Waterloo (22), Niagara (19), Simcoe Muskoka (16), Chatham-Kent (16), Middlesex-London (15), and Halton (10) — with 7 reporting no new cases at all.
Of the new cases, 63% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (57% have not received any doses and 6% have received only one dose) and 26% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 11% of the cases because of a missing or invalid health card number. The 7-day average case rate is 9.88 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 4.65 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.49 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.
Hospitalizations have decreased by 12 to 198, but more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for the daily bed census over the weekend so the actual number of hospitalization is likely higher. The number of ICU patients has increased by 7 to 184 and the number of ICU patients on ventilators has increased by 20 to 130. Ontario is reporting no new COVID-related deaths.
Almost 21.68 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 20,454 from yesterday. Over 10.47 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 13,053 from yesterday, representing over 70.8% 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 34 new cases to report over the weekend, including 12 in Kawartha Lakes, 10 in Hastings Prince Edward, 9 in Peterborough, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton.
An outbreak at St. Mary Catholic School in Trenton was declared on September 25. There are 2 new hospitalizations and 1 new ICU admission in in Hastings Prince Edward.
An additional 39 cases have been resolved in the region over the weekend, including 11 in Peterborough, 9 in Hastings Prince Edward, 9 in Northumberland, 6 in Kawartha Lakes, and 4 in Haliburton. An outbreak at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay has been declared resolved.
The number of active cases has increased by 6 in Kawartha Lakes and by 1 in Hastings Prince Edward, and has decreased by 7 in Northumberland, by 3 in Haliburton, and by 2 in Peterborough.
There are currently 88 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 5 since September 24, including 40 in Hastings Prince Edward (15 in Quinte West, 14 in Belleville, 4 in Prince Edward County, 3 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, and 3 in North Hastings), 22 in Peterborough, 21 in Kawartha Lakes, 4 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,813 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,768 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,290 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,224 resolved with 58 deaths), 997 in Northumberland County (976 resolved with 17 deaths), 146 in Haliburton County (144 resolved with 1 death), and 1,374 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,321 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.