Ontario reported 321 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as active cases across the province have dropped below 3,000. The total number of provincial cases now stands at 598,431.
Of the 321 new cases registered, the data showed that 158 were unvaccinated, 12 were partially vaccinated, 118 were fully vaccinated, and for 33 people the vaccination status was unknown.
According to Wednesday report, 66 cases were recorded in Toronto, 33 in the York region, 27 in Ottawa and Sudbury, 17 in Halton and Windsor Essex, 16 in Peel and Middlesex-London and 15 in Niagara.
All other local public health units reported fewer than 15 new cases in the provincial report.
The death toll in the province has remained at 9,862, as 10 new deaths were recorded, and one death occurred more than a month ago.
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Vaccinations, recoveries, tests, 7-day average in Ontario
At 8 p.m. Tuesday, 21,761 vaccines (7,388 for a first injection and 14373 for a second injection) were administered on the last day.
There are more than 10.9 million people fully immunized with two doses, representing 84.1% of the eligible population (12 years and older). The coverage of the first dose is 88%.
Meanwhile, 585,591 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 98 percent of known cases. Solved cases increased by 384 compared to the previous day.
Active cases in Ontario now stand at 2,978, down from the previous day when it was at 3,051, and down from Oct. 20 when it was at 3,435. 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.
The seven-day average has now reached 366, which is less than the previous week when it was 407. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 600.
The government said 30,776 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours. Currently 13,925 tests are being investigated.
The positivity of the test reached 1.4 percent. Last week, the positivity of the test was 1.3 percent.
Ontario reported 215 people in general hospital wards with COVID-19 (18 fewer than the day before) with 134 intensive care unit patients (four fewer) and 105 intensive care unit patients on a ventilator (two fewer) .
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.
Provincial officials announced that they would begin to include the vaccination status of those hospitalized for COVID-19 as part of their daily COVID-19 data reports. They noted that the new dataset will grow and improve over time as more information is collected. There may be a discrepancy due to how and when information from both is collected.
For those in general hospital wards with COVID, 92 were not vaccinated, 13 were partially vaccinated, and 27 were fully vaccinated. For those in ICU, 60 were not vaccinated, while 8 were partially vaccinated and 16 were fully vaccinated.
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Worrisome variants in Ontario
Officials have listed disaggregated data for the new VOCs (variants of interest) detected so far in the province, consisting of:
“Alpha” VOC B.1.1.7 (first detected in the UK): 146,503 variant cases, unchanged from the previous day. This strain dominated the third wave of Ontario.
“Delta” VOC B.1.617.2 (first detected in India): 20,618 variant cases, representing a 7 increase from the previous day. This strain dominates the fourth wave of Ontario.
VOC B.1.351 “Beta” (first detected in South Africa): 1,503 variant cases, unchanged from the previous day.
“Gamma” the P.1 VOC (detected for the first time in Brazil): 5,231 variant cases, which remains unchanged from the previous day.
NOTE: It takes several days for positive COVID-19 tests to be retested to determine the exact variant. Therefore, there may be more variant cases than general cases in the daily reports.
Here is a breakdown of the total cases in Ontario by gender and age:
- 299,126 people are men, an increase of 163 cases.
- 297,175 people are women, an increase of 161 cases.
- 17,084 people are less than four years old, an increase of 24 cases.
- 31,583 people are between the ages of 5 and 11, an increase of 48 cases.
- 53,436 people are between 12 and 19 years old, an increase of 21 cases.
- 225,159 people are between the ages of 20 and 39, an increase of 87 cases.
- 167,599 people are between 40 and 59 years old, an increase of 86 cases.
- 77,389 people are between 60 and 79 years old, an increase of 51 cases.
- 26,072 people are 80 years or older, an increase of 2 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:
- Deaths reported in children under 19 years: six
- Deaths reported in ages 20 to 39: 103 (+1)
- Reported deaths ages 40 to 59: 685 (+3)
- Deaths reported in ages 60 to 79: 3227 (+2)
- Deaths reported in 80 years or more: 5,840 (+4)
- 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 533 of the 4,844 schools in Ontario with at least one case of COVID-19.
On Wednesday, Ontario reported 90 new COVID-19 cases in schools, with 85 among students and 5 among staff. The data was collected between Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon, a 24-hour period.
There are 1,020 active infections among students and staff, a decrease from the 1,187 active cases reported Tuesday.
Two 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 day before. Thirteen virus-related deaths in total have been reported among staff.
There are 3 current outbreaks in households, which represents a decrease of two from the previous day.
The ministry also indicated that there are currently 12 active cases among long-term care residents and 9 active cases among staff, two fewer for both in the last day.
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