Ontario Reports New Record 1,588 COVID-19 Cases, With 21 New Deaths

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

Today, Ontario reports a new one-day high of 1,588 COVID-19 cases, surpassing the previous high of 1,581 reported on November 14. The average number of daily cases over the past seven days has increased from 1 to 1,374.

Peel continues to lead the province with 522 new cases reported today, followed by Toronto with 450 cases and York with 153. Both Peel and Toronto will move to Ontario containment level on Monday, November 23.

Double-digit increases were also recorded in Durham (56), Halton (53), Windsor-Essex (47), Hamilton (47), Waterloo (42), Ottawa (36), Niagara (34), Simcoe Muskoka ( 26), Middlesex-London (26), Brant County (23) and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (19), with smaller increases in Thunder Bay (9), Huron Perth (7), Southwestern Public Health (6), Haldimand-Norfolk (6) and Peterborough (6).

The remaining 15 health units report 5 or fewer new cases, and 6 health units report no new cases at all.

Of the current cases, 52% are in people under 40, with the highest number of cases (590) among people aged 20 to 39, followed by 458 cases in people aged 40 to 59. With 1,363 other cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of cases resolved remains unchanged at 84.1%. Ontario’s average positivity rate is not available on weekends.

Ontario reported 21 new deaths from COVID-19 today, including 13 in long-term care facilities. Hospitalizations fell from 4 to 513, with 4 more patients with COVID-19 in intensive care units and 5 fewer patients on ventilators.

A total of 46,671 tests were performed yesterday, and the backlog of tests under investigation has decreased from 3,562 to 43,047.

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In the greater Kawartha region, there are 3 new cases to report today in Peterborough, and 1 additional case has been resolved. The area served by Peterborough Public Health will be upgraded to Ontario’s yellow protection level on Monday, November 23.

Reports are not available on weekends for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton or Hastings and Prince Edward counties.

There are currently 47 active cases in the Greater Kawarthas Region, including 23 in Peterborough, 15 in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, 4 in Northumberland, 3 in Kawartha Lakes and 2 in Haliburton.

Since the start of the pandemic in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 191 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (164 resolved with 4 deaths), 191 in the city of Kawartha Lakes (169 resolved with 32 deaths), 63 in Northumberland County (58 resolved with 1 death), 24 in Haliburton County (22 resolved without death) and 101 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (81 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on November 12.

Province-wide, there were 102,378 confirmed cases, an increase of 1,588 from yesterday, with 86,079 resolved cases (84.1% of all cases), an increase of 1,363 from yesterday. see you yesterday. There were 3,472 deaths, an increase of 21 from yesterday, with 2,206 deaths in long-term care homes, an increase of 13 from yesterday. The number of hospitalizations decreased from 4 to 513, with 4 more patients with COVID-19 in ICU and 5 fewer patients on ventilators. A total of 5,873,863 tests were performed, an increase of 46,671 from yesterday, with 43,047 tests under investigation, a decrease of 3,562 from yesterday.

Provincial data in this report was taken from the Ontario Integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) at 4:00 p.m. the day before. Data from local health units is more up-to-date and is usually reflected in provincial data the next day.

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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.

The health unit provides daily reports, including weekends.

Confirmed positive: 191 (increase of 3)
Active cases: 23 (increase of 2)
Close contacts: 46 (decrease from 7)
Death: 4 (no change)
Resolved: 164 (increase of 1)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 10 (no change)
Total completed tests: Over 36,000 (increase of 50)
Institutional outbreaks: Fairhaven (no change)

Haliburton District Health Unit, Kawartha, Pine Ridge

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

The health unit provides reports Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. These figures are from November 20.

Confirmed positive: 278, including 191 in Kawartha Lakes, 63 in Northumberland, 24 in Haliburton (increase of 3, including 2 in Northumberland and 1 in Haliburton)
Active cases: 9, including 3 in Kawartha Lakes, 4 in Northumberland and 2 in Haliburton (no net change)
Probable cases: 0 (no change)
High risk contacts: 29, including 15 in Kawartha Lakes and 14 in Northumberland (net increase of 1)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 16, including 11 in Kawartha Lakes, 4 in Northumberland and 1 in Haliburton (no change)
Death: 33 (no change)
Resolved: 249, including 169 in Kawartha Lakes, 58 in Northumberland, 22 in Haliburton (increase of 3, in Northumberland)
Institutional outbreaks: None (decrease by 1) *

*The outbreak at Cobourg’s Northumberland Hills Hospital was declared over on November 19.

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 Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. These figures are from November 20.

Confirmed positive: 101 (increase of 1)
Active cases: 15 (decrease of 2)
Death: 5 (no change)
Hospitalized (total to date): 8 (no change)
Hospitalized and in ICU (total to date): 2 (no change)
Hospitalized and in intensive care unit on ventilator (total to date): 2 (no change)
Resolved: 81 (increase of 3)
Total withdrawals made: 7079 (no change)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province d’Ontario

Confirmed positive: 102,378 (increase of 1,588)
Resolved: 86,079 (1363 increase, 84.1% of all cases)
Hospitalized: 513 (decrease of 5)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 146 (increase of 4)
Hospitalized and in intensive care unit on ventilator: 87 (decrease of 5)
Death: 3472 (increase of 21)
Deaths of residents of long-term care homes: 2,206 (increase of 13)
Total completed tests: 5,873,863 (increase of 46,671)
Tests under investigation: 43047 decrease from 3562)

New cases of COVID-19 in Ontario from October 21 to November 20, 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 October 21 to November 20, 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)
> COVID-19 tests completed in Ontario from October 21 to November 20, 2020. The red line represents the number of tests performed daily and the dotted green line is 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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