Ontario reported 677 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, as the seven-day average continues to decline. The total number of provincial cases now stands at 581,908.
Of the 677 new cases recorded, the data showed that 433 were unvaccinated, 41 were partially vaccinated, 148 were fully vaccinated, and the vaccination status of 55 people was unknown.
According to Thursday reportThere were 136 cases in Toronto, 76 in the Peel region, 73 in the York region, 39 in Windsor-Essex, 39 in the Durham region, 38 in Hamilton, 31 in Middlesex-London, 29 in Ottawa and 26 in the Niagara region.
All other local public health units reported fewer than 25 new cases in the provincial report.
The death toll in the province has risen to 9,677, as seven more virus-related deaths were recorded, including one from more than a month ago due to data cleaning.
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Vaccinations, recoveries, tests, 7-day average in Ontario
At 8 p.m. Wednesday, 44,754 vaccines (17,685 for a first injection and 27,069 for a second injection) were administered on the last day.
There are more than 10.3 million people fully immunized with two doses, representing 79.6% of the eligible population (12 years and over). The coverage of the first dose is 85.5%.
Meanwhile, 566,386 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 97 percent of known cases. The solved cases increased by 676 compared to the previous day.
Active cases in Ontario now stand at 5,845, down from the previous day when it was at 5,851, and also down from Sept. 16 when it was at 6,129. 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 hit 665, which is down from yesterday’s 692, and it’s also down from last week when it was 732. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 600.
The government said 37,630 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 21,168 tests awaiting results.
The positivity of the test reached 1.9 percent. Last week, the positivity of the test was 2.4 percent.
Ontario reported 307 people in general hospital wards with COVID-19 (eight more than the previous day) with 193 patients in intensive care units (six more) and 168 ICU patients with a ventilator (six more).
Provincial officials recently announced that they would begin to include the vaccination status of those hospitalized due to 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.
For those in general hospital wards with COVID, 119 were not vaccinated, 8 were partially vaccinated, and 34 were fully vaccinated. For those in ICU, 106 were not vaccinated, while 12 were partially vaccinated and 12 were fully vaccinated.
At the peak of the third wave, which was the worst wave of hospitalizations, the province saw up to 900 ICU patients with COVID. Data from the province has recorded that 5,796 patients in total have ever been in the ICU with 29,691 patients who have been hospitalized for COVID since the start of the pandemic.
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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:
VOC B.1.1.7 “Alpha” (first detected in the UK): 146,455 variant cases, representing an increase of three from the previous day. This strain dominated the third wave of Ontario.
“Delta” VOC B.1.617.2 (first detected in India): 17,738 variant cases, 144 more from the previous day. This strain dominates the fourth wave of Ontario.
VOC B.1.351 “Beta” (first detected in South Africa): 1,502 variant cases, unchanged from the previous day.
“Gamma” the P.1 VOC (detected for the first time in Brazil): 5,229 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:
- 289,906 people are men, an increase of 325 cases.
- 287,934 people are women, an increase of 341 cases.
- 16,205 people are less than four years old, an increase of 42 cases.
- 29,087 people are between the ages of 5 and 11, an increase of 109 cases.
- 51,924 people are between the ages of 12 and 19, an increase of 60 cases.
- 219,702 people are between the ages of 20 and 39, an increase of 229 cases.
- 163,586 people are between 40 and 59 years old, an increase of 150 cases.
- 75,555 people are between 60 and 79 years old, an increase of 67 cases.
- 25,737 people are 80 years or older, an increase of 17 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: 6
- Deaths reported in ages 20 to 39: 95
- Deaths reported in ages 40 to 59: 655
- Deaths reported ages 60 to 79: 3,144
- Deaths reported in 80 years or more: 5,776
- The province indicates that there may be a delay in the notification of deaths and data
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Cases Among Ontario School Staff and Students
In the meantime, government figures show There are currently 702 of the 4,844 schools in Ontario with at least one case of COVID-19.
On Thursday, Ontario reported 122 new COVID-19 cases in schools, with 106 among students, 14 among staff, and 2 cases among individuals who were not identified.
There are 1,224 active infections among students and staff, an increase from the 1,121 active cases reported the previous day.
There are no schools closed as a result of positive cases.
Cases, Deaths, and Outbreaks in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes
According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, 3,813 deaths have been reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes in Ontario, representing an increase of one death from the day before. Thirteen virus-related deaths in total have been reported among staff.
There are 13 current outbreaks in households, which has not changed from the previous day.
The ministry also indicated that there are currently 36 active cases among long-term care residents and 20 active cases among staff, unchanged and in one, respectively, on the last day.
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