Ontario reports 848 new COVID-19 cases over long weekend, including 44 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases decrease to 72 with 20 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward, 11 in Northumberland, 9 in Peterborough, and 4 in Kawarthas Lakes

COVID-19 lab test swabs. (Stock photo)

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

Ontario is reporting 848 cases over the past 2 days, including 458 cases yesterday and 390 cases today — with today’s increase the smallest since August 8 when 423 cases were reported. Since our last update on October 8, the 7-day average of daily cases has decreased by 26 to 525.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 11 are reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (66), York (65), Peel (62), Windsor-Essex (21), Hamilton (21), Ottawa (18), Southwestern (13), Niagara (13), Halton (11), Waterloo (10), and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (10) — and 8 reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s new cases, 59% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (55% have not received any doses and 3% have received only one dose) and 32% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 8% of the cases because of a missing or invalid health card number. The 7-day average case rate is 8.64 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 3.26 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.49 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.

Hospitalizations have decreased by 10 from yesterday to 155, although 10% of hospitals did not submit data for the daily bed census over the long weekend so the actual number of hospitalizations is likely higher. ICU patients have decreased by 5 from yesterday to 149, and ICU patients on ventilators have increased by 7 from yesterday to 104. Ontario is reporting 2 new COVID-related deaths over the past 2 days, with no new deaths today.

Over 22.09 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 17,725 over the past 2 days. Over 10.73 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 11,378 over the past 2 days, representing 72.6% 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 11 - October 11, 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 11 – October 11, 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 11 - October 11, 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 11 – October 11, 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 11 - October 11, 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 11 – October 11, 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 44 new cases to report over the Thanksgiving long weekend, including 20 in Hastings Prince Edward, 11 in Northumberland, 9 in Peterborough, and 4 in Kawarthas Lakes. There are no new cases to report in Haliburton.

An outbreak at an unidentified setting in Belleville involving 3 cases was declared on October 8, and an outbreak at Tyendingaga Public School in Shannonville involving 2 cases was declared on October 9. There is 1 new COVID-related hospitalization in Hastings Prince Edward.

An additional 39 cases have been resolved in the region over the long weekend, including 22 in Peterborough, 9 in Hastings Prince Edward, 5 in Northumberland, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, and 1 in Haliburton.

The number of active cases has decreased by 13 in Peterborough and by 1 in Haliburton, and has increased by 11 in Hastings Prince Edward, by 6 in Northumberland, and by 2 in Kawartha Lakes.

There are currently 72 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 5 since October 8, including 35 in Hastings Prince Edward (14 in Belleville, 6 in Tyendingaga & Deseronto, 5 in Quinte West, 5 in Tyendingaga Mohawk Territory, 2 in Prince Edward County, 2 in Central Hastings, and 1 in North Hastings), 19 in Peterborough, 13 in Northumberland, and 5 in Kawartha Lakes. There are no active cases in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,863 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,821 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,300 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,250 resolved with 58 deaths), 1,018 in Northumberland County (988 resolved with 17 deaths), 148 in Haliburton County (147 resolved with 1 death), and 1,437 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,388 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.