Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.
Ontario is reporting 413 new cases today, with the 7-day average of daily cases decreasing by 1 to 406.
Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 15 are reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (66), Peel (54), Ottawa (36), York (29), Windsor-Essex (21), Simcoe Muskoka (20), Lambton (18), Halton (18), Southwestern (17), Durham (16), Waterloo (16), Niagara (13), Middlesex-London (12), Hamilton (12), and Sudbury (10) — and 6 are 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 34% 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 6.69 per 100,000 for unvaccinated people, 2.59 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.23 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.
Hospitalizations have increased by 16 to 274, ICU patients have increased by 2 to 161, and ICU patients on ventilators have decreased by 6 to 107. Ontario is reporting 4 new COVID-related deaths.
Over 22.31 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 22,689 since yesterday. Over 10.88 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 14,541 since yesterday, representing 73.59% 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 4 new cases to report, including 3 in Hastings Prince Edward and 1 in Peterborough.
Numbers are unavailable for Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Northumberland as the health unit only issues reports on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Numbers for Thursday will be included in Friday’s update.
An additional 3 cases have been resolved in the region, including 2 in Hastings Prince Edward and 1 in Peterborough.
The number of active cases has increased by 1 in Hastings Prince Edward and remains the same in Peterborough.
There are currently 51 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 1 from yesterday, including 21 in Hastings Prince Edward (7 in Belleville, 7 in Quinte West, 2 in Prince Edward County, 4 in Central Hastings, and 1 in Tyendingaga & Deseronto), 18 in Peterborough, 9 in Kawartha Lakes, and 3 in Northumberland. There are no active cases in Haliburton.
Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,889 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,848 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,308 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,254 resolved with 58 deaths), 1,024 in Northumberland County (1,004 resolved with 17 deaths), 148 in Haliburton County (147 resolved with 1 death), and 1,461 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,426 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.