Ontario Reaches 10,000 COVID-Related Deaths Since Pandemic Start | The Canadian News

Ontario reported three new COVID-19-related deaths on Tuesday, as the number of deaths in the province reached the grim milestone of 10,000 since the start of the pandemic.

In a 20-month global pandemic that was formally declared by the World Health Organization in March 2020, the province recorded its first virus-related death on March 17, 2020: a 77-year-old man from Barrie, Ontario.

Then the first 1,000 deaths were recorded within the next six weeks to April 30, 2020. Ontario hit 5,000 deaths in the middle of the second wave on January 11, as another 1,000 deaths were recorded in just two and a half weeks. after.

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Ontario suffered just over 9,000 deaths on June 19 as it emerged from a devastating third wave as more people got vaccinated as the supply increased.

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It took another five months to record the 1,000 most recent deaths to reach the 10,000 death mark.

Ontario has the second highest death toll in Canada, behind Quebec, which has recorded more than 11,500 deaths attributed to COVID so far.

Meanwhile, 687 new cases of COVID-19 were also reported Tuesday. The total number of provincial cases now stands at 618,490.

For comparison, it saw 613 new cases last Tuesday and 481 the previous Tuesday. All three Tuesdays saw similar test volumes in the 20,000 range.

Of the 687 new cases registered, the data showed that 310 were unvaccinated, 19 were partially vaccinated, 308 were fully vaccinated, and for 50 people the vaccination status was unknown.

According to Tuesday report, 94 cases were recorded in Toronto, 71 in Windsor-Essex, 60 in the Peel region, 57 in Simcoe Muskoka and 47 in the Halton region. All other local public health units reported fewer than 45 new cases in the provincial report.

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Vaccinations, recoveries, tests, 7-day average in Ontario

At 8pm on Monday, 27,129 vaccines (21,456 for a first injection and 5,673 for a second injection) were administered on the last day.

There are more than 11.2 million people fully immunized with two doses, which represents 86.4% of the population aged 12 years and over. The coverage of the first dose is 89.9%.

601,550 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 97 percent of known cases. The solved cases increased by 560 compared to the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 6,940, up from the day before when it was at 6,816, and up from November 23 when it was at 5,487. At the peak of the second wave coronavirus surge in January, active cases reached just over 30,000. In the third wave in April, active cases exceeded 43,000.

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The seven-day average has now reached 794, which is up from the previous week when it was 675. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 350.

The government said 21,476 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours. Currently 15,824 tests are being investigated.

The positivity of the test reached 3 percent. Last week, the positivity of the test was 3.1 percent.

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Ontario Hospitalizations

Ontario reported 266 people in general hospital wards with COVID-19 (121 more than the day before) with 153 patients in intensive care units (five more) and 137 patients in intensive care units on a ventilator (six more).

As of Monday, there are 4 Saskatchewan patients in Ontario hospitals, three of whom are in the ICU.

Ontario health officials have recently said that intensive care occupancy can affect 250 to 300 patients before the health care system is affected and requires the reduction of some non-urgent surgeries and procedures.

At the peak of the third wave, which was the worst wave of hospitalizations, the province saw up to 900 ICU patients with COVID and almost 2,400 in general hospital wards.

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For those in general hospital wards with COVID, 78 were not vaccinated, 10 were partially vaccinated, and 48 were fully vaccinated. For those in ICU, 57 were not vaccinated while 5 were partially vaccinated and 19 were fully vaccinated.

Provincial officials noted this new dataset with vaccination status for hospitalizations it will grow and improve over time as more information is collected. There may also be a discrepancy due to how and when information from both is collected.

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Here is a breakdown of the total cases in Ontario by gender and age:

  • 309,167 people are men, an increase of 351 cases.
  • 307,142 people are women, an increase of 334 cases.
  • 18,047 people are under four years old, an increase of 34 cases.
  • 35,032 people are between the ages of 5 and 11, an increase of 117 cases.
  • 54,944 people are between the ages of 12 and 19, an increase of 40 cases.
  • 231,126 people are between the ages of 20 and 39, an increase of 212 cases.
  • 172,603 ​​people are between 40 and 59 years old, an increase of 175 cases.
  • 80,021 people are between 60 and 79 years old, an increase of 101 cases.
  • 26,608 people are 80 years or older, an increase of 7 cases.
  • The province notes that not all cases have a reported age or sex.

Here’s a breakdown of total COVID-19 related deaths by age:

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  • Deaths reported in children under 19 years: seven
  • Deaths reported in ages 20 to 39: 106
  • Reported deaths ages 40 to 59: 696 (+1)
  • Deaths reported ages 60 to 79: 3,289
  • Deaths reported in 80 years or more: 5,901 (+2)
  • The province indicates that there may be a delay in the notification of deaths and data

Cases Among Ontario School Staff and Students

In the meantime, government figures show There are currently 749 of the 4,844 schools in Ontario with at least one case of COVID-19.

On Tuesday, Ontario reported 320 new COVID-19 cases in schools, with 279 among students, 30 among staff, and 11 unidentified individuals. Data was collected between Friday afternoon and Monday afternoon, a period of three days.

There are 1,655 active infections among both students and staff, compared to 1,591 active cases reported the previous day.

Twelve schools are closed as a result of positive cases.

Cases, Deaths, and Outbreaks in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes

According to the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care, 3,824 deaths have been reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes in Ontario, which has not changed from the previous day. Thirteen virus-related deaths in total have been reported among staff.

There are three current outbreaks in households, a decrease of one from the previous day.

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The ministry also indicated that there are currently two active cases among long-term care residents and 10 active cases among staff, down by one and unchanged, respectively, on the last day.

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