Ontario reports 496 new COVID-19 cases, including 10 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases decrease to 73 with 4 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Peterborough, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Kawartha Lakes

COVID-19 tests 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 496 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases decreasing by 11 to 465.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 17 are reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (74), Peel (60), Ottawa (40), Windsor-Essex (40), Lambton (29), York (28), Southwestern (26), Hamilton (24), Simcoe Muskoka (20), Niagara (20), Waterloo (17), Durham (15), Eastern Ontario (12), Middlesex-London (11), Chatham-Kent (10), Huron Perth (10), and Halton (10) — and 2 are reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s new cases, 60% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (56% have not received any doses and 4% have received only one dose) and 33% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 7% of the cases because of a missing or invalid health card number. The 7-day average case rate is 7.68 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 2.91 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.36 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.

Hospitalizations have increased by 11 to 265, ICU patients have increased by 5 to 163, and ICU patients on ventilators have increased by 1 to 102. Ontario is reporting 2 new COVID-related deaths, including 1 in a long-term care home.

Over 22.18 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 29,762 since yesterday. Over 10.79 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 19,424 since yesterday, representing 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.

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COVID-19 cases in Ontario from September 14 - October 14, 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 14 – October 14, 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 14 - October 14, 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 14 – October 14, 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 14 - October 14, 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 14 – October 14, 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 4 in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Peterborough, 2 in Northumberland, and 1 in Kawartha Lakes. There are new new cases in Haliburton.

An outbreak at Palisade Gardens Retirement Home in Cobourg was declared on October 13.

An additional 14 cases have been resolved in the region, including 5 in Northumberland, 4 in Peterborough, 3 in Hastings Prince Edward, and 2 in Kawartha Lakes. The number of active cases has increased by 1 in Hastings Prince Edward and has decreased by 3 in Northumberland, by 1 in Kawarthas Lakes, and by 1 in Peterborough.

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

There are currently 73 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 4 from yesterday, including 38 in Hastings Prince Edward (19 in Belleville, 6 in Tyendingaga & Deseronto, 6 in Quinte West, 3 in Central Hastings, 2 in Prince Edward County, and 2 in North Hastings), 22 in Peterborough, 9 in Northumberland, and 4 in Kawartha Lakes. There are no active cases in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,875 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,830 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,301 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,252 resolved with 58 deaths), 1,020 in Northumberland County (994 resolved with 17 deaths), 148 in Haliburton County (147 resolved with 1 death), and 1,450 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,398 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.