Ontario Reports 1,453 COVID Cases and 16 Schools Closed

Ontario Reports Another 1,453 COVID-19 Cases and 11 More Deaths, according to your latest report released Friday morning.


Ontario has administered 78,390 vaccine dose since its last daily update, with 24,304,272 vaccinations administered in total at 8 pm the night before.

According to Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,953,275 people in Ontario have received at least one injection. That is roughly 85.3 percent of the eligible population ages five and older and the equivalent of 80.4 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 11,316,878 people have completed their vaccinations, meaning they have received both doses. That is roughly 80.8 percent of the eligible population ages five and older, and the equivalent of 76.1 percent of the total population, including those who are 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 613 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 26 were partially vaccinated, and 718 cases were fully vaccinated. The province says that even with a highly effective vaccine, cases can occur among vaccinated people because a greater proportion of the population is vaccinated than not vaccinated. 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 in schools

The province also includes data on COVID-19 in schools as part of its daily reports.

There are 906 schools with a reported COVID case out of 4,844 schools in the province, or 18.70 percent.

There are 198 new cases reported Friday for a total of 9,308 school-related COVID cases reported in Ontario.

The province says 16 schools have closed due to outbreaks or operational considerations. It does not include regional closures in a local public health unit area.

To find out if there are COVID cases in your child’s school, use Star’s tracking tool to search.

COVID test

The seven-day average is 1,155 cases per day.

The province says 39,941 tests were completed the day before and a positivity rate of 4.4 percent.

There are currently 309 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 130 intensive care patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 90 people with fans.

Locally, Ontario is reporting 195 new cases in Toronto, the highest since June 4. There are 109 new cases in Ottawa, 91 in the York region, 89 in the Peel region, 89 in Windsor-Essex, and 76 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 3,828. in the latest report published by the province.

Ontario reports that there is one more long-term care home in the outbreak, for a total of eight or 1.3 percent of LTC households 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 627 more cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, for a cumulative total of 10,337 cases.

There are five more cases of the Omicron variant first identified by South Africa, for a cumulative total of 45 cases.


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