One Ontario region is now COVID-19 free with zero active cases
TORONTO -- One Ontario region is beating the battle against COVID-19, becoming the the only health unit in the province without a single active case.
Timiskaming Health Unit, located about 310 kilometres north of Sudbury, is the only health unit of Ontario’s 34 without a current case.
A few other regions – like Algoma, Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, and Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District – are getting close but still have a few active cases remaining.
It will come to no one's surprise the regions with the most active cases are located within the Greater Toronto Area.
According to data provided by the provincial government, Toronto has the most active cases, with 2,514 as of Saturday.
Peel Region has 1,903 active cases, while Ottawa has 583.
Despite Timiskaming Health Unit having zero active cases, they are still under lockdown like the rest of the province.
The province's reopening plan does not allow for a regional approach to reopening, so these regions with hardly any active cases will have the same restrictions as places like Toronto.
Ontario’s previous colour-coded reopening system allowed for a regional approach that relaxed restrictions in areas where the COVID-19 situation was not as serious.
Ontario is expected to enter Step 1 of the reopening plan around June 14 but a date has not been released.
Here's the full list of active cases by Region as of June 5:
- Algoma 4
- Brant County 108
- Chatham-Kent 17
- Durham Region 369
- Eastern Ontario 34
- Grey Bruce 18
- Haldimand-Norfolk 44
- Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge 78
- Halton Region 316
- Hamilton 461
- Hastings and Prince Edward Counties 9
- Huron Perth District 40
- Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington 17
- Lambton 42
- Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District 6
- Middlesex-London 180
- Niagara Region 265
- North Bay Parry Sound District 15
- Northwestern 7
- Ottawa 583
- Peel Region 1,903
- Peterborough 37
- Porcupine 346
- Region of Waterloo 310
- Renfrew County and District 16
- Simcoe Muskoka District 248
- Southwestern 41
- Sudbury & District 21
- Thunder Bay District 85
- Timiskaming 0
- Toronto 2,514
- Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph 162
- Windsor-Essex County 154
- York Region 487