Ontario reports 328 new COVID-19 cases, including 9 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases decrease by 5 to 50 with 6 new cases in Peterborough and 3 in Hastings Prince Edward

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 328 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases decreasing by 9 to 407.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 13 are reporting double-digit increases — Peel (60), Toronto (52), Ottawa (20), York (20), Windsor-Essex (19), Middlesex-London (18), Hamilton (17), Lambton (16), Niagara (14), Simcoe Muskoka (13), Sudbury (12), Halton (10), and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (10) — and 6 are reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s new cases, 57% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (54% 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 9% of the cases because of a missing or invalid health card number. The 7-day average case rate is 6.57 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 2.64 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.26 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.

Hospitalizations have increased by 115 to 260, although this increase is likely a result of underreporting over the weekend by more than 10% of hospitals. ICU patients have decreased by 9 to 159 and ICU patients on ventilators have increased by 4 to 101. Ontario is reporting 4 new COVID-related deaths.

Over 22.26 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 21,310 since yesterday. Over 10.85 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 13,759 since yesterday, representing 73.38% 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 18 - October 18, 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 18 – October 18, 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 18 - October 18, 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 18 – October 18, 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 18 - October 18, 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 18 – October 18, 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 9 cases to report, including 6 in Peterborough and 3 in Hastings Prince Edward.

Numbers are unavailable for Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Northumberland as the health unit only issues reports on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Numbers for Tuesday will be included in Wednesday’s update.

An additional 12 cases have been resolved in the region, including 7 in Peterborough and 5 in Hastings Prince Edward. An outbreak at St. Paul Catholic Elementary School in Lakefield was declared resolved on October 19. A community outbreak in Belleville was declared resolved on October 18.

The number of active cases has decreased by 4 in Hastings Prince Edward and by 1 in Peterborough.

There are currently 50 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, a decrease of 5 from yesterday, including 23 in Hastings Prince Edward (12 in Belleville, 4 in Quinte West, 3 in Prince Edward County, 2 in Tyendingaga & Deseronto, and 2 in Central Hastings), 17 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 1,887 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,847 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 1,457 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,420 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.