Ontario reports 492 new COVID-19 cases, including 10 in greater Kawarthas region

Regional active cases increase by 2 to 53 with 3 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Peterborough, and 2 in Northumberland

A COVID-19 test being conducted 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 492 new cases today — the 12th straight day of cases under 500. The 7-day average of daily cases remains unchanged at 406.

Of Ontario’s 34 health units, 14 are reporting double-digit increases — Toronto (64), Peel (59), Sudbury (39), Ottawa (38), York (33), Middlesex-London (32), Niagara (29), Hamilton (23), Durham (19), Simcoe Muskoka (17), Southwestern (17), Lambton (16), Chatham-Kent (15), and Halton (13) — and 4 are reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s new cases, 54% are people who have not been fully vaccinated (50% have not received any doses and 4% have received only one dose) and 34% are people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses, with the vaccination status unknown for 11% 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, 2.65 per 100,000 for partially vaccinated people, and 1.23 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated people.

Hospitalizations have decreased by 13 to 261, ICU patients have decreased by 12 to 149, and ICU patients on ventilators have decreased by 13 to 94. Ontario is reporting 11 new COVID-related deaths.

Over 22.34 million vaccine doses have been administered, an increase of 25,770 since yesterday. Over 10.9 million people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 16,808 since yesterday, representing 73.7% 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 21 - October 21, 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 21 – October 21, 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 21 - October 21, 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 21 – October 21, 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 21 - October 21, 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 21 – October 21, 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 3 in Hastings Prince Edward, 3 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Peterborough, and 2 in Northumberland. There are no new cases in Haliburton.

An outbreak was declared at Roger Neilson Public School in Peterborough on October 22.

An additional 7 cases have been resolved in the region, including 3 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Peterborough, and 2 in Hastings Prince Edward. An outbreak at Palisade Gardens Retirement Home in Cobourg has been declared resolved.

The number of active cases has increased by 2 in Northumberland and remains the same in Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough, and Hastings Prince Edward.

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

There are currently 53 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 2 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 5 in Northumberland. There are no active cases in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 1,891 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (1,850 resolved with 23 deaths), 1,311 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (1,257 resolved with 58 deaths), 1,026 in Northumberland County (1,004 resolved with 17 deaths), 148 in Haliburton County (147 resolved with 1 death), and 1,463 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (1,428 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.