Ontario Reports 1,144 People Hospitalized With COVID-19 As It Sets Another Record In New Cases

Ontario Reports Another 16,713 COVID-19 Cases and 15 More Deaths, according to your latest report released Friday morning.

In the coming days, The Star will adjust the way it emphasizes the case numbers reported by the province following a change in guidance on PCR testing.


Ontario has administered 195,809 vaccine dose since its last daily update, with 27,208,675 vaccinations administered in total at 8 pm the night before.

The provincial data now includes a cumulative number of people who have received booster doses. In Ontario, 3,571,791 people have received three doses of any Health Canada approved vaccine.

According to Star’s vaccine tracker, 12,208,736 people in Ontario have received at least one injection. That equates to about 87.1% of the eligible population ages five and older and the equivalent of 83.1% of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 11,410,550 people have completed their vaccinations, meaning they have received both doses. That works out to about 81.3 percent of the eligible population ages five and older, and the equivalent of 77.6 percent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

Hospitalizations by vaccine status

The province includes data that reflects hospitalizations and cases by vaccination status. Ontario cautions that the new process may cause discrepancies between other hospitalization numbers that are collected through a different process, and that the data may not match daily COVID-19 case counts.

The province reports that 2,278 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 647 were partially vaccinated, and 13,436 cases were fully vaccinated. The province says that even with a highly effective vaccine, cases can occur among vaccinated people because a higher proportion of the population is vaccinated than unvaccinated. Again, the province cautions that the data may not match daily COVID case counts because records with a missing or invalid health card number cannot be linked.

The province says data on hospitalizations by vaccination status will not be updated on Sundays and Mondays due to incomplete weekend reports.

COVID test

The seven-day average is 11,343 daily cases.

The province says 75,093 tests were completed the day before and a positivity rate of 29.8 percent.

There are currently 1,144 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 205 intensive care patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 104 people with fans.

Locally, Ontario reports 3,899 new cases in Toronto, 1,639 cases in the Peel region, 1,431 in Ottawa, 1,391 in the York region, 865 in Hamilton, and 776 in the Durham region.

COVID in long-term care

Meanwhile, the province reports that there are no new deaths in long-term care, so the number of residents who have died remains the same at 3,833, in the latest report published by the province.

Ontario reports 40 more long-term care homes in the outbreak, for a total of 98 or 15.7 percent of LTC homes in the province.

These data are self-reported by long-term care homes to the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Daily case and death figures may not immediately match the figures published by local public health units due to delays in reporting time.

Variants of concern

There are 80 more cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, for a cumulative total of 17,525 cases.

There are 475 more cases of the Omicron variant first identified by South Africa, for a cumulative total of 2,326 cases.


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