Ontario Reports 148 New Cases of COVID-19, Highest Daily Increase Since July 23

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

Ontario is reporting 148 new cases of COVID-19 today, the largest daily increase since July 23. Most new cases are in Toronto (41), Peel (32), Ottawa (20), Windsor-Essex (19), Waterloo (7), York (7), and Durham (7). The remaining 27 public health units report five or fewer cases, and 18 report no new ones.

More than a third of new cases are in people aged 20 to 39, 26% among those between 40 and 59 and 20% among those 19 and under.

In the greater Kawarthas area, there are no new cases to report today in Peterborough. Although the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health District Health Unit does not release reports on weekends, Ontario data reveals no new cases today in Kawartha counties Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton or Prince Edwards and Hastings.

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Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 103 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (98 resolved with 2 deaths), 177 in the city of Kawartha Lakes (158 resolved with 32 deaths), 32 in Northumberland County ( 31 resolved without death), 15 in Haliburton County (15 resolved without death) and 49 in Hastings County and Prince Edward County (39 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported on May 7 by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

Province-wide, there were 42,083 confirmed cases, an increase of 148 from yesterday’s report, with 38,126 (90.6% of all cases) resolved, an increase of 103 from yesterday. compared to yesterday. There have been 2,809 deaths, including 1,814 in long-term care homes (no change from yesterday). A total of 2,916,275 tests were performed, an increase of 32,106 from yesterday, with 29,491 tests under investigation, a decrease of 1,021.

This report is based on data provided by the province’s integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), as well as any additional information provided by health units. This information is at least 24 hours old, so it is not real-time data. Note that each health unit reports information in a different way.

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Peterborough Public Health

Peterborough Public Health’s service area is the City and County of Peterborough and the Hiawatha and Curve Lake First Nations.

Confirmed positive: 103 (no change)
Active cases: 3 (no change)
Death: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 98 (no change)
Total completed tests: Over 24,650 (increase of 150)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

Haliburton District Health Unit, Kawartha, Pine Ridge

The service area for the Haliburton, Kawartha and Pine Ridge District Health Unit is the Town of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County and Haliburton County.

The health unit provides reports on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, excluding holidays. These figures are from August 28.

Confirmed positive: 224, including 177 in Kawartha Lakes, 32 in Northumberland, 15 in Haliburton (increase of 1, in Northumberland)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 15 (increase of 1) *
Death: 32 (no change)
Resolved: 204, including 158 in Kawartha Lakes, 31 in Northumberland, 15 in Haliburton (no change)
Institutional outbreaks: Campbellford Memorial Multicare Lodge (augmentation de 1) *

*An outbreak was declared on August 26 after a symptomatic resident tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was admitted to Campbellford Memorial Hospital and is in isolation. The health unit continues to work with facility and hospital staff to conduct case and contact tracing.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health’s service area is Hastings County (including Bancroft) and Prince Edward County.

The health unit provides reports on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, excluding holidays. These figures are from August 28.

Confirmed positive: 49 (no change)
Active cases: 5 ((no change)
Death: 5 (no change)
Hospitalized: 0 (no change)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 0 (no change)
Hospitalized and in intensive care unit on ventilator: 0 (no change)
Restored: 39 (no change)
Total completed tests: 22,145 (increase of 623)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province d’Ontario

Confirmed positive: 42,083 (increase of 148)
Resolved: 38126 (increase of 103, 90.6% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 51 (decrease of 10)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 17 (decrease by 1)
Hospitalized and in intensive care unit on ventilator: 5 (increase of 7)
Death: 2809 (no change)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1814 (no change)
Total completed tests: 2,916,275 (increase of 32,106)
Tests under investigation: 29,491 (decrease of 1,021)

New cases of COVID-19 in Ontario from July 29 to August 28, 2020. The red line represents the number of new cases reported daily and the dotted green line represents a five-day moving average of new cases. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 tests completed in Ontario from July 29 to August 28, 2020. The red line represents the number of tests performed daily and the dashed green line is a five-day moving average of the tests performed.  (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 tests completed in Ontario from July 29 to August 28, 2020. The red line represents the number of tests performed daily and the dotted green line represents a five-day moving average of the tests performed. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)

For more information on COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.



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