Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 429 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases decreasing by 6 to 576.
Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 1 is reporting a triple-digit increase — Toronto (108) — and 13 are reporting double-digit increases — Peel (55), Ottawa (47), York (29), Hamilton (23), Simcoe Muskoka (19), Lambton (15), Windsor-Essex (15), Middlesex-London (14), Niagara (14), Durham (13), Waterloo (13), Chatham-Kent (11), and Southwestern (11) — with 7 reporting no new cases at all.
Of the new cases, 60% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (54% have not received any doses and 6% have received only one dose) and 30% 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 9.19 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 4.39 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.48 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.
Hospitalizations have increased by 131 to 277, but some or all of this increase may be the result of undereporting by more than 10% of hospitals over the weekend. ICU patients have decreased by 4 to 154 and ICU patients on ventilators have decreased by 3 to 101. Ontario is reporting 4 new COVID-related deaths today.
Over 21.91 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 26,472 from yesterday. Over 10.62 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 16,752 from yesterday, representing 71.87% 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 9 new cases to report, including 6 in Peterborough and 3 in Hastings Prince Edward.
Numbers are unavailable for Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Northumberland as the health unit only issues reports on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Numbers for Tuesday will be included in Wednesday’s update.
There has 1 new ICU admission in Hastings Prince Edward.
An additional 9 cases have been resolved in the region, including 5 in Hastings Prince Edward and 4 in Peterborough.
The number of active cases has increased by 2 in Peterborough and has decreased by 2 in Hastings Prince Edward.
There are currently 67 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region (no change from yesterday) including 31 in Peterborough, 26 in Hastings Prince Edward (9 in Quinte West, 9 in Belleville, 4 in Tyendingaga Mohawk Territory, 2 in Central Hastings, 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 1,846 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,792 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 1,406 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,367 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.