The North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit, in its update this afternoon, reported no new COVID cases.
There are, however, 11 active cases with eight in Nipissing and three in Parry Sound. One is hospitalized.
Five new cases were reported over the Easter weekend.
A total of 21,314 people have been vaccinated which is 17.5 per cent of the Health Unit's coverage.
The Temiskaming Health Unit reports 13 active cases.
There are 256 active cases, which is a decrease of 10 from yesterday. There was another death, bringing that total to 23.
This all follows a long weekend in Sudbury where PHSD also revealed three more COVID-related deaths that occurred April 1, April 2 and April 4.
The Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit reports 75 new cases, bring the total to 7,768 since the pandemic began. There are 475 active cases, that's up 74.
In northern Ontario, the breakdown of Public Health Ontario data is:
- North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 297 cases, rate of 228.9 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 294 cases. There are seven known active cases. There have been five confirmed cases of the United Kingdom (B.1.1.7) variant, and 27 confirmed cases of the South African (B.1.351) variant of concern. There are 22 tests where variants have been detected but the strain is not known yet.
- Timiskaming Health Unit: 128 cases, rate of 391.6 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 130 cases. There are 12 known active cases. There has been one case of the South African (B.1.351) variant of concern. There are 17 tests where a variant has been detected but the strain is not known yet.
- Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 1,523 cases, rate of 765.2 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 1,533. There are 266 known active cases. There are five confirmed UK (B.1.1.7) variants of concern. There are 420 tests where variants have been detected but the strain is not known yet.
- Algoma Public Health: 240 cases, rate of 209.7 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 241 cases. There are 20 known active cases. Three tests have screened positive for a variant of concern but the strain is not known yet.
- Porcupine Health Unit: 370 cases, rate of 443.4 per 100,000 people. There are 20 known active cases. There have been two confirmed cases of the South African (B.1.351) variant of concern. There are three tests where a variant has been detected but the strain is not known yet.
- Northwestern Health Unit: 705 cases, rate of 804.1 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 708. There are 57 known active cases. There has been one confirmed case of the UK (B.1.1.7) variant. There are 13 tests where variants have been detected but the strain is not known yet.
- Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 2,914 cases, rate of 1943.2 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 2,918 cases. There are 163 known active cases. There are four tests where a variant has been detected but the strain is not known yet.
The provincial government has initiated a 28-day shutdown as of Saturday for all of Ontario. The rules for the shutdown can be found here.
Public Health Ontario reported 2,938 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in today's update as well as 3,041 cases for yesterday's update.
The province published both reports today due to the Easter holiday.
There were 22 new deaths reported over the last two days (12 in Sunday's update and 10 today).
The Sunday update includes 1,899 recoveries and Monday's report includes 1,761 recoveries.
The province has reported 188 new hospitalizations over the last two days, and 27 new admissions of COVID-19 patients to intensive care units.
The April 5 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:
- 25,487 active cases, up from 24,320 yesterday and 23,190 on Saturday.
- 942 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, up from 796 reported Saturday.
- There are 494 COVID patients in intensive care units (up from 451 Saturday) and 293 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 261 reported Saturday).
- The province reported 36,563 tests were processed for today's update resulting with 7.8 per cent positivity
- There were 46,380 tests processed for yesterday's update with 6.5 per cent positivity
- Another 17,739 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 12.7 million tests have been completed.
- Of the 5,979 new cases reported over the last two days, 444 were from Ottawa, 1,753 were from Toronto, 701 were from York Region, 1,177 were from Peel, and 144 were from Simcoe-Muskoka.
Variants of concern (Ontario-wide)
- 2,135 lab-confirmed cases of the UK variant strain of COVID-19 (B.1.1.7).
- 71 cases of B.1.351 (also known as the South African variant).
- 103 cases of P.1, which is the variant strain that originated in Brazil.
- Another 26,125 cases have screened positive with a mutation detected, but the lineage for the variant strain not yet sequenced.
- According to Public Health Ontario, there are delays between specimen collection and the testing required to confirm a variant of concern. As such, the reports can change and can differ from past case counts publicly reported.
- There were 52,452 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on April 4
- As of 6 p.m. on April 4, the province reported 2,545,640 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
- In total, 322,197 people have been fully vaccinated.
Public Health Ontario has confirmed 364,537 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 331,600 recoveries and 7,450 deaths, of which 3,903 were individuals living in long-term care facilities.
The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 2,452.4 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.
The weekly incidence rate in Ontario is 118.3 cases per 100,000 people, which is an increase of 26.3 per cent from last week (March 20-26).