Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 495 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases increasing by 4 to 610.
Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 1 is reporting a triple-digit increase — Toronto (107) — and 12 are reporting low double-digit increases — Ottawa (39), Hamilton (39), York (35), Peel (33), Windsor-Essex (33), Niagara (32), Halton (20), Middlesex-London (19), Lambton (18), Waterloo (15), Durham (10), and Brant (10) — with 3 reporting no new cases at all.
Of the new cases, 68% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (61% have not received any doses and 7% have received only one dose) and 23% 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 9.83 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 4.85 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.43 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.
Hospitalizations have dropped by 23 to 292, ICU patients has decreased by 8 to 172, and ICU patients on ventilators has decreased by 4 to 123. Ontario is reporting 8 new COVID-related deaths.
Over 21.74 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 38,297 from yesterday. Over 10.51 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 23,381 from yesterday, representing over 71.1% 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 14 new cases to report, including 5 in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Peterborough, 3 in Northumberland, 2 in Haliburton, and 1 in Kawartha Lakes.
An additional 15 cases have been resolved in the region, including 6 in Hastings Prince Edward, 5 in Kawartha Lakes, and 4 in Peterborough,.
The number of active cases has increased by 3 in Northumberland and by 2 in Haliburton, and has decreased by 4 in Kawarthas Lakes, by 2 in Hastings Prince Edward, and by 1 in Peterborough.
The numbers for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton are over the past 2 days.
There are currently 89 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 2 from yesterday, including 44 in Hastings Prince Edward (21 in Quinte West, 15 in Belleville, 3 in Prince Edward County, 3 in North Hastings, and 2 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto), 18 in Peterborough, 17 in Kawartha Lakes, 7 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,817 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,775 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,291 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,229 resolved with 58 deaths), 1,000 in Northumberland County (976 resolved with 17 deaths), 148 in Haliburton County (144 resolved with 1 death), and 1,392 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,335 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.