Peterborough Public Health's
Peterborough Public Health's
New Cases by Reported Date
Total Cases by Onset Date
Cases by Age
Most Likely Source of COVID-19 Exposure
How many cases are in the hospital now?
Peterborough Public Health does not report on the number of people with COVID-19 that are currently in hospital.
You can find information about the number of patients with COVID-19 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) by checking the PRHC's website here.
How are hospitalizations counted?
Any person who lives in the City of Peterborough, the County of Peterborough, Curve Lake First Nation or Hiawatha First Nation who has ever been admitted to a hospital with COVID-19 is counted.
Cases by Outbreak Type
1 square = 1 case
There may be cases in schools not related to an outbreak. Please click here for a list of cases in schools.
About the Data
This website tracks COVID-19 among people living in the area
that Peterborough Public Health serves: the City and County of
Peterborough and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations.
Please Note: The data we publicly share is extracted and uploaded between the hours of 4 and 5 pm every day.
For this reason, the values shown there may differ from other sources or values provided on provincial websites,
as the Ministry of Health extracts data at different times. The data provided in the Local COVID Tracker charts are subject to change as well.
As public health investigations are ongoing, day to day updates may differ slightly as the pandemic evolves.
This includes the transferring of cases between health units,
merging of duplicate case investigations, and in rare occasions re-classifying historical cases.
With the emergence of variants of concern (VOC), any reporting regarding a VOC will refer to lineage and not country of origin.
Please see FAQ for direct lineage reference.
We thank you for your understanding as we strive for timely accurate updates.
When does this website get updated?
Peterborough Public Health is making every effort to update the information on this website by 5:00 p.m. every day.
The time of the last update is always shown in the top right corner of the webpage.
Who is counted as a case?
Peterborough Public Health reports lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in people who live in the City of Peterborough, the County of Peterborough, Curve Lake First Nation or Hiawatha First Nation. That means the numbers only include people who have had a test that detected the virus that causes COVID-19. People who have had symptoms of COVID-19, but who didn't test positive for the virus aren't included in our counts.
What is a Variant of Concern (VOC)?
Viruses are known to mutate over time. The new strains that develop can be different from the original virus. To be considered a variant of concern (VOC), the new strain of the virus must have clinical or public health significance that affects one or more of the following: transmissibility (how quickly it spreads), severity of disease, vaccine effectiveness, and/or diagnostic testing.
What is an Active Case?
Active cases of COVID-19 are people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have active infections of the virus. A person who is an active case of COVID-19 is able to spread the virus to other people. All active cases of COVID-19 are required to be in self-isolation and are regularly being monitored by Public Health.
What is a Close Contact?
A Close Contact is a person who is known to have had close contact with someone who was infected with COVID-19. People who are Close Contacts are at high risk of getting infected with COVID-19.
People who are Close Contacts have to self-isolate for 14 days from the last time they had contact with a person infected with COVID-19. Peterborough Public Health follows up with every person who is a Close Contact and who is staying in our area while they are self-isolating.
What does resolved mean?
A person who had COVID-19 is considered to be resolved when they are no longer infectious (they can't spread the virus to others). People who have been infected with COVID-19 may still have symptoms or side effects of COVID-19 after they are considered resolved. Most people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 will be considered resolved 10 days after their symptoms began.
How are deaths counted?
Public health agencies in Ontario keep track of all deaths of people with active COVID-19 infections. The total deaths represent deaths of people who have COVID-19 and not necessarily deaths because of COVID-19.
How are COVID-19 tests counted?
Peterborough Public Health is counting the number of people who live in our area who have ever been tested for COVID-19. Each person is only counted once, no matter how many times they are tested.
When a person gets tested the sample has to get shipped to a lab, it gets processed and analyzed for the virus and then the results get entered into a database. It can take a few days from when a person goes for testing to when Peterborough Public Health can see the results in the database and count a person as having been tested for COVID-19.