Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 306 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases decreasing by 25 to 500.
Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 12 are reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (68), Windsor-Essex (32), York (29), Ottawa (20), Peel (18), Niagara (17), Middlesex-London (13), Hamilton (12), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (12), Simcoe Muskoka (11), Southwestern (11), and Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (10) — and 8 are reporting no new cases at all.
Of today’s new cases, 63% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (58% have not received any doses and 5% have received only one dose) and 34% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 4% of the cases because of a missing or invalid health card number. The 7-day average case rate is 8.19 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 3.30 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.44 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.
Hospitalizations have increasd by 87 to 242, but this increase may be due to underreporting of hospitalizations by more than 10% of hospitals over the weekend. ICU patients have increased by 4 to 153 and ICU patients on ventilators have decreased by 2 to 102. Ontario is reporting 12 new COVID-related deaths.
Over 22.12 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 29,857 since yesterday. Over 10.76 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 18,883 since yesterday, representing 72.73% 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 7 in Hastings Prince Edward and 1 in Peterborough. There are no new cases in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, or Haliburton.
An additional 7 cases have been resolved in the region, including 3 in Peterborough, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward, and 1 in Northumberland.
The number of active cases has increased by 4 in Hastings Prince Edward, has decreased by 2 in Peterborough, has decreased by 1 in Northumberland, and remains the same in Kawartha Lakes.
There are currently 73 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 1 from yesterday, including 39 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), 17 in Peterborough, 12 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 1,864 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,824 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,300 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,250 resolved with 58 deaths), 1,018 in Northumberland County (989 resolved with 17 deaths), 148 in Haliburton County (147 resolved with 1 death), and 1,444 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,391 resolved with 14 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Hastings Prince Edward on October 7.
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.