Ontario reports 573 new COVID-19 cases, including 10 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases decrease to 67 with 5 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Peterborough, 1 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland

Lab analysis of a nasal swab for COVID-19. (Stock photo)

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

Ontario is reporting 573 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases decreasing by 14 to 551.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 1 is reporting a triple-digit increase — Toronto (104) — and 16 are reporting double-digit increases — Peel (80), York (41), Windsor-Essex (35), Ottawa (34), Middlesex-London (31), Niagara (29), Waterloo (28), Simcoe Muskoka (21), Eastern Ontario (20), Durham (20), Halton (19), Sudbury (15), Southwestern (15), Hamilton (15), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (15), and Chatham-Kent (14) — with 5 reporting no new cases at all.

Of the new cases, 58% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (52% have not received any doses and 6% have received only one dose) and 34% 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 8.67 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 3.75 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.57 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.

Hospitalizations have decreased by 8 to 271, ICU patients have increased by 5 to 154, and ICU patients on ventilators have decreased by 5 to 97. Ontario is reporting 10 new COVID-related deaths, including 2 in long-term care homes.

Over 22 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 30,575 from yesterday. Over 10.68 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 19,277 from yesterday, representing 72.24% 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 7 - October 7, 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 7 – October 7, 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 7 - October 7, 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 7 – October 7, 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 7 - October 7, 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 7 – October 7, 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 10 new cases to report, including 5 in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Peterborough, 1 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Northumberland. There are no new cases in Haliburton.

An outbreak at St. Paul Catholic Elementary School in Norwood was declared on October 8. This is in addition to the outbreak at St. Paul Catholic Elementary School in Lakefield that was declared on October 6.

An additional 14 cases have been resolved in the region, including 5 in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Peterborough, 3 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton.

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

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

There are currently 67 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 4 from yesterday, including 32 in Peterborough, 24 in Hastings Prince Edward (7 in Quinte West, 7 in Belleville, 6 in Tyendingaga Mohawk Territory, 2 in Prince Edward County, 1 in Central Hastings, and 1 in Tyendingaga & Deseronto), 7 in Northumberland, 3 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,854 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,799 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,296 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,248 resolved with 58 deaths), 1,007 in Northumberland County (983 resolved with 17 deaths), 148 in Haliburton County (146 resolved with 1 death), and 1,417 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,379 resolved with 14 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Hastings Prince Edward on October 7.

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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.