Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 511 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases decreasing by 15 to 582 since Friday (October 1).
Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 15 are reporting double-digit increases — Peel (88), Toronto (85), Ottawa (46), York (30), Windsor-Essex (29), Hamilton (26), Durham (25), Niagara (23), Middlesex-London (20), Eastern Ontario (19), Halton (15), Simcoe Muskoka (11), Southwestern (11), Waterloo (11), and Huron Perth (10) — and 6 are reporting no new cases at all.
Due to a technical issue, the vaccination status of new cases is unavailable.
Hospitalizations have decreased by 132 to 146 since Friday, 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. Since Friday, ICU patients have decreased by 3 to 159 and ICU patients on ventilators have decreased by 13 to 104. Ontario is reporting 2 new COVID-related deaths today.
Due to a technical issue, today’s vaccination dosage information is unavailable. As of Sunday, over 21.8 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 23,884. Over 10.59 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 15,890, representing 71.67% 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 19 new cases to report over the weekend, including 9 in Peterborough, 9 in Hastings Prince Edward, and 1 in Haliburton. There have been no new cases in Kawartha Lakes or Northumberland.
An outbreak at Havelock-Belmont Public School in Peterborough County was declared on October 3.
An additional 33 cases have been resolved in the region over the weekend, including 19 in Hastings Prince Edward, 9 in Kawartha Lakes, 3 in Peterborough, 1 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton. An outbreak at St. Mary Catholic School in Trenton was declared resolved on October 3.
The number of active cases has increased by 6 in Peterborough and has decreased by 11 in Hastings Prince Edward, by 9 in Kawarthas Lakes, by 1 in Northumberland, and by 1 in Haliburton.
There are currently 67 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 16 from October 1, including 29 in Peterborough, 28 in Hastings Prince Edward (11 in Quinte West, 11 in Belleville, 2 in Central Hastings, 2 in Tyendingaga Mohawk Territory, 1 in Prince Edward County, and 1 in North Hastings), 5 in Northumberland, 4 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,840 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,788 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,293 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,244 resolved with 58 deaths), 1,000 in Northumberland County (978 resolved with 17 deaths), 148 in Haliburton County (146 resolved with 1 death), and 1,403 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,362 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.