Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 3,871 new COVID-19 cases, including 44 in greater Kawarthas region

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Regional active cases rise to 270 with 12 new cases in Hastings Prince Edward, 10 in Peterborough, 10 in Kawartha Lakes, 8 in Northumberland, and 4 in Haliburton.

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

With the province announcing an acceleration of its vaccination plan, Ontario is reporting 3,871 new cases today, including 1,172 in Toronto and triple-digit increases in 9 other health units. The seven-day average of daily cases has increased by 27 to 3,810.

There are 2,589 more cases of the B.1.1.7 UK variant, 23 more cases of the B.1.351 South Africa, and 96 more cases of the P.1 Brazilian variant.

Hospitalizations have decreased, with a small increase in the number of ICU admissions and a larger increase in the number of patients on ventilators. Ontario is reporting 41 deaths today, with no deaths in long-term care homes.

Ontario has now completed more than 14 million tests and administered more than 5 million doses of vaccine.

In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 44 new cases to report (including 12 in Hastings Prince Edward, 10 in Peterborough, 10 in Kawartha Lakes, 8 in Northumberland, and 4 in Haliburton) and an additional 25 cases resolved, with the number of active cases rising by 27 to 270.

Most of the new cases reported today are in Toronto (1,172), Peel (901), York (392), Durham (292), Ottawa (147), Halton (129), Simcoe Muskoka (117), Niagara (104), Hamilton (103), and Middlesex-London (101).

There are double-digit increases reported today in Waterloo (63), Windsor-Essex (52), Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (46), Haldimand-Norfolk (25), Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (21), Northwestern (19), Brant (19), Grey Bruce (18), Eastern Ontario (16), Lambton (16), Porcupine (15), Peterborough (15), Southwestern (14), Hastings Prince Edward (13), Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (13), Renfrew (12), Thunder Bay (10), and Leeds, Grenville & Lanark (10), with smaller increases in Chatham-Kent (8) and Timiskaming (6).

The remaining 4 health units are reporting 5 or fewer new cases, with 1 health unit (Sudbury) reporting no new cases at all.

Of today’s new cases, 58% are among people 39 and younger, with the highest number of cases (1,528) among people ages 20-39 followed by 1,107 cases among people ages 40-59 and 715 cases among people 19 and under.

With 4,245 more cases resolved since yesterday, the percentage of resolved cases has increased by 0.2% to at 89.9% — the 10th straight day the percentage of resolved cases has increased. The average positivity rate across Ontario has increased by 0.4% to 7.6%, meaning that 76 out of every 1,000 tests performed were positive for COVID-19 on April 28.

Ontario is reporting 41 new COVID-19 deaths today, with no new deaths in long-term care homes. Ontario has averaged 29 new daily deaths over the past week, an increase of 1 from yesterday.

The number of hospitalizations has decreased by 33 to 2,248 , but the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs has increased by 7 to 884 and the number of patients with COVID-19 on ventilators by 15 to 620.

A total of 56,939 tests were completed yesterday, with the backlog of tests under investigation decreasing by 2,832 to 31,914.

A total of 5,027,770 doses of vaccine have now been administered, an increase of 120,567 from yesterday, with 368,403 people fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, an increase of 3,237 from yesterday.

The number of fully vaccinated people represents 2.50% of Ontario’s population, an increase of 0.02% from yesterday, with fully and partially vaccinated people representing 34.13% of the population, an increase of 0.92% from yesterday. An estimated 70-90% of the population must be immunized to achieve herd immunity.

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