Ontario reports 927 new COVID cases, highest reported since early September

Ontario reports another 927 COVID-19 cases and five more deaths, according to your latest report released Friday morning.

Ontario has administered 19,820 vaccine dose since its last daily update, with 22,865,543 vaccinations administered in total at 8 pm the night before.

According to Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,627,085 people in Ontario have received at least one injection. That equates to about 89.2 percent of the eligible population ages 12 and older, and the equivalent of 78.2 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 11,238,458 people have completed their vaccinations, meaning they have received both doses. That’s roughly 86.2 percent of the eligible population 12 and older, and the equivalent of 75.6 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

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 467 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 27 were partially vaccinated, and 378 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 712 schools with a reported COVID case out of 4,844 schools in the province, or 14.70 percent.

There are 141 new cases reported Friday for a total of 7,095 school-related COVID cases reported in Ontario.

The province says 17 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.

The province says 33,901 tests were completed the day before and a 3.0 percent positivity rate.

There are currently 268 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 121 intensive care patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 86 people with fans.

Locally, Ontario reports 129 new cases in Toronto, the highest reported since October 9. There are 62 new cases in Windsor-Essex, 54 in the Peel region, 53 in Ottawa, 52 in the York region, and 41 in the Durham 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 reports that there are no new long-term care homes in the outbreak, for a total of four or 0.6 percent of LTC homes in the province.

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


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