Ontario reports another 959 COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths, according to your latest report released Thursday morning.

The province has not updated the number of vaccine doses administered and the number of vaccines administered in total at the time of publication. The November 30 vaccine data is the most recent information for the province at this time.

The province now 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 446 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 23 were partially vaccinated, and 429 cases were fully 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.

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

There are 761 schools with a reported COVID case out of 4,844 schools in the province, or 15.71 percent.

There are 164 new cases reported Thursday for a total of 7,922 school-related COVID cases reported in Ontario.

The province says 10 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.

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The seven-day average is 851 cases per day.

The province says 38,480 tests were completed the day before and a positivity rate of 2.9 percent.

There are currently 291 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 139 intensive care patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 85 people with fans.

Locally, Ontario reports 118 new cases in Toronto, 91 in Windsor-Essex, 75 in the Peel region, 59 in Ottawa, 53 in the York region, and 42 in the Halton region.

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 3,824, in the latest report published by the province.

Ontario has reported three more long-term care homes in the outbreak, for a total of seven or 1.1 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 figures published by local public health units due to delays in reporting time.



Reference-www.thestar.com

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