Ontario reports 373 new COVID-19 cases, with 16 in greater Kawarthas region over weekend

Regional active cases decrease by 18 to 55 with 6 new cases in Peterborough, 6 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, and 2 in Northumberland

A laboratory worker completes a COVID-19 test

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

Ontario is reporting 373 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases decreasing by 49 since October 15 to 416.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 13 are reporting double-digit increases — Peel (71), Toronto (62), Ottawa (36), Hamilton (26), York (18), Windsor-Essex (18), Brant (14), Simcoe Muskoka (13), Waterloo (13), Durham (12), Halton (12), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (11), and Chatham-Kent (10) — and 7 are reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s new cases, 62% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (57% have not received any doses and 5% have received only one dose) and 29% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 9% of the cases because of a missing or invalid health card number. The 7-day average case rate is 6.71 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 2.59 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.30 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.

Hospitalizations have decreased by 120 to 145 since October 15, although the actual number of hospitalization is likely higher as more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data for the daily bed census over the weekend. Since October 15, ICU patients have increased by 5 to 168 and ICU patients on ventilators have decreased by 5 to 97. Ontario is reporting 6 new COVID-related deaths since October 15, including 2 new deaths today.

Over 22.24 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 12,399 since yesterday. Over 10.84 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 8,343 since yesterday, representing 73.29% 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 17 - October 17, 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 17 – October 17, 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 17 - October 17, 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 17 – October 17, 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 17 - October 17, 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 17 – October 17, 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 16 cases to report since October 15, including 6 in Peterborough, 6 in Hastings Prince Edward, 2 in Kawartha Lakes, and 2 in Northumberland. There are no new cases in Haliburton.

An additional 34 cases have been resolved in the region, including 17 in Hastings Prince Edward, 10 in Peterborough, 6 in Northumberland, and 1 in Kawartha Lakes. Outbreaks at Havelock-Belmont Public School in Havelock and St. Paul Catholic Elementary School in Norwood were declared resolved on October 16.

The number of active cases has increased by 1 in Kawartha Lakes and has decreased by 11 in Hastings Prince Edward, by 4 in Peterborough, and by 4 in Northumberland.

There are currently 55 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 18 from October 15, including 27 in Hastings Prince Edward (14 in Belleville, 4 in Central Hastings, 3 in Quinte West, 3 in Tyendingaga & Deseronto, 2 in Prince Edward County, and 1 in North Hastings), 18 in Peterborough, 5 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 1,881 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,840 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,303 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,253 resolved with 58 deaths), 1,022 in Northumberland County (1,000 resolved with 17 deaths), 148 in Haliburton County (147 resolved with 1 death), and 1,456 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,416 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.