Ontario reports 476 new COVID-19 cases, including 12 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active rise to 74 with 5 new cases in Northumberland, 4 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Peterborough

A COVID-19 test swab 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 476 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases decreasing by 2 to 574.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 14 are reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (84), York (44), Windsor-Essex (44), Peel (39), Hamilton (33), Middlesex-London (25), Ottawa (23), Niagara (22), Durham (21), Waterloo (19), Halton (18), Simcoe Muskoka (16), Sudbury (10), and Brant (10) — and 5 are reporting no new cases at all.

Of the new cases, 65% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (62% have not received any doses and 3% have received only one dose) and 30% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 6% 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, 3.99 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.52 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people

Hospitalizations have increased by 3 to 280, ICU patients have increased by 2 to 156, and ICU patients on ventilators have increased by 2 to 103. Ontario is reporting 10 new COVID-related deaths today.

Over 21.94 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 32,296 from yesterday. Over 10.64 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 20,221 from yesterday, representing 72% 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 September 5 - October 5, 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 September 5 – October 5, 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 September 5 - October 5, 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 September 5 – October 5, 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 September 5 - October 5, 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 September 5 – October 5, 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 12 new cases to report, including 5 in Northumberland, 4 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Peterborough. There are no new cases in Haliburton.

An additional 7 cases have been resolved in the region, including 3 in Northumberland, 2 in Hastings Prince Edward, 1 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Peterborough.

The numbers for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton are over the past 2 days.

The number of active cases has increased by 3 in Northumberland, by 2 in Hastings Prince Edward, by 1 in Kawartha Lakes, and by 1 in Haliburton, and remains the same in Peterborough.

There are currently 74 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 7, including 31 in Peterborough, 28 in Hastings Prince Edward (11 in Quinte West, 7 in Belleville, 6 in Tyendingaga Mohawk Territory, 2 in Central Hastings, 1 in Prince Edward County, and 1 in North Hastings), 8 in Northumberland, 5 in Kawartha Lakes, and 2 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,847 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,793 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,295 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,245 resolved with 58 deaths), 1,006 in Northumberland County (981 resolved with 17 deaths), 148 in Haliburton County (145 resolved with 1 death), and 1,410 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,369 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.