Ontario reports 668 new COVID-19 cases, including 17 in greater Kawarthas over past 2 days

Regional active cases decrease to 83 with 11 new cases in Peterborough, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland

A COVID-19 test being conducted in a laboratory. (Stock photo)

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

Ontario is reporting 668 new cases today, with 647 reported yesterday. Over the past 2 days, the 7-day average of daily cases has decreased by 13 to 597.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 1 is reporting a triple-digit increase — Toronto (110) — and 16 are reporting double-digit increases — Peel (65), Ottawa (55), York (55), Windsor-Essex (43), Hamilton (42), Durham (40), Niagara (32), Eastern Ontario (31), Middlesex-London (26), Chatham-Kent (25), Lambton (20), Halton (17), Waterloo (15), Simcoe Muskoka (13), Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (12), and Huron Perth (10) — with 2 (Thunder Bay and Timiskaming) reporting no new cases at all.

Of the new cases, 65% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (61% 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 10% of the cases because of a missing or invalid health card number. The 7-day average case rate is 9.66 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 4.58 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.42 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.

Hospitalizations have decreaed by 14 to 278, ICU patients has decreased by 9 to 163, and ICU patients on ventilators has decreased by 6 to 117. Ontario is reporting 12 new COVID-related deaths over the past 2 days.

Over 21.8 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 29,704 from yesterday. Over 10.55 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 18,784 from yesterday, representing 71.39% 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 31 - September 30, 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 31 – September 30, 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 31 - September 30, 2021. The red line is the daily number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, the dotted green line is a five-day rolling average of hospitalizations, the purple line is the daily number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs, and the blue line is the daily number of ICU patients on ventilators. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions in Ontario from August 31 – September 30, 2021. The red line is the daily number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, the dotted green line is a five-day rolling average of hospitalizations, the purple line is the daily number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs, and the blue line is the daily number of ICU patients on ventilators. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 vaccinations in Ontario from August 31 - September 30, 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 31 – September 30, 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 17 new cases to report over the past 2 days, including 11 in Peterborough, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland. There have been no new cases in Haliburton.

An outbreak at an unidentified workplace in Peterborough County was declared on October 1. There has been 1 new ICU admission in Hastings Prince Edward,

An additional 22 cases have been resolved in the region over the past 2 days, including 8 in Hastings Prince Edward, 6 in Peterborough, 6 in Kawartha Lakes, 1 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton.

The number of active cases has increased by 5 in Peterborough and has decreased by 5 in Hastings Prince Edward, by 4 in Kawartha Lakes, by 1 in Northumberland, and by 1 in Haliburton.

There are currently 83 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 6 from September 29, including 39 in Hastings Prince Edward (21 in Quinte West, 12 in Belleville, 2 in Prince Edward County, 2 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, 1 in Central Hastings, and 1 in North Hastings), 23 in Peterborough, 13 in Kawartha Lakes, 6 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,831 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,785 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,293 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,235 resolved with 58 deaths), 1,000 in Northumberland County (977 resolved with 17 deaths), 148 in Haliburton County (145 resolved with 1 death), and 1,395 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,343 resolved with 13 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Hastings Prince Edward on September 20.

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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.