Rodrigo Diaz M.
Ontario is reporting 318 new cases of COVID-19 today. The provincial total of cases now amounts to 542,198.
Today’s case count is down from 355 yesterday. 345 were registered on Friday and 370 on Thursday.
According to today’s report, 51 cases were recorded in the Waterloo region, 49 in the Peel region, 45 in Toronto and 26 in Ottawa.
All other local public health units reported fewer than 20 new cases today.
The number of deaths linked to COVID-19 in the province has risen to 9,019 with 12 more deaths registered today.
As of 8 PM yesterday, more than 12.5 million total doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered. This represented another record increase of 184,251 vaccinations (35,273 for first doses and 148,978 for second doses) in the last 24 hours.
There are more than 2.8 million people fully vaccinated with two doses.
Meanwhile, 529,506 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, accounting for about 97% of known cases. The solved cases increased by 504 compared to yesterday.
Active cases in Ontario now stand at 3,673, down from yesterday when they stood at 3,871.
The government said 21,063 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a delay of 6,150 tests awaiting results. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 15,722,446 tests have been carried out.
Today’s COVID-19 test positivity percentage is 1.7%.
Ontario reported that there are 266 people hospitalized with COVID-19 (70 fewer than yesterday), with 333 patients in intensive care units (two fewer), of which 208 are on ventilators (13 fewer).
The authorities have identified the disaggregated data of the new VOCs (variants of concern) detected so far in the province, which consist of B.1.1.7 (now referred to by the WHO as “Alpha” and detected for the first time in the United Kingdom ), B.1.351 (now called by WHO as “Beta” and detected for the first time in South Africa), P.1 (now called by WHO as “Gamma” and detected for the first time in Brazil) and B .1.617.2 (now referred to by WHO as “Delta” and first detected in India).
- “Alpha” or VOC B.1.1.7: 142,113 cases, an increase of 127 from yesterday.
- “Beta” or VOC B.1.351: 1,154 cases, unchanged.
- “Gamma” or VOC P.1: 4,230 cases, an increase of one case in the last 24 hours.
- “Delta” or B.1.617.2 VOC: 751 cases, an increase of 20 from yesterday.