Ontario Reports 959 New COVID-19 Cases, 7 More Deaths | The Canadian News

Ontario reported 959 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, as the counts continue to rise week after week. The total number of provincial cases now stands at 620,229.

For comparison, last Thursday he saw 748 new cases and the previous Thursday he saw 711. All three Thursdays saw similar test volumes in the 30,000 range.

Of the 959 new cases recorded, the data showed that 446 were unvaccinated, 23 were partially vaccinated, 429 were fully vaccinated, and the vaccination status of 61 people was unknown.

According to thursday reportThere were 118 cases in Toronto, 91 in Windsor-Essex, 75 in the Peel and Simcoe Muskoka region, 59 in Ottawa and 53 in the York region. All other local public health units reported fewer than 50 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province has risen to 10,012, as seven more deaths were reported.

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Vaccinations, recoveries, tests, 7-day average in Ontario

At 8 p.m. Wednesday, Ontario’s health ministry said the first dose of vaccination for those 12 and older was 90 percent, while coverage for the second dose was 87.2 percent.

Meanwhile, 603,285 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 97 percent of known cases. The solved cases increased by 770 compared to the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 6,932, up from the day before when it was at 6,750, and up from November 25 when it was at 5,552. 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.

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The seven-day average has now reached 851, which is up from the previous week when it was 692. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 375.

The government said 38,480 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours, the most tests in a single day since early October. There are 17,333 tests currently under investigation.

The positivity of the test reached 2.9 percent. Last week, the test positivity was 2.6 percent.

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Ontario Hospitalizations

Ontario reported 291 people in general hospital wards with COVID-19 (five fewer than the day before) with 155 patients in intensive care units (no change) and 139 intensive care unit patients on a ventilator (no change) .

As of December 1, there are 4 Saskatchewan patients in Ontario hospitals, three of whom are in the ICU.

Ontario health officials have recently said that intensive care occupancy can affect 250 to 300 patients before the health care system is affected and requires the reduction of some non-urgent surgeries and procedures.

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.

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For those in general hospital wards with COVID, 89 were not vaccinated, 11 were partially vaccinated, and 50 were fully vaccinated. For those in ICU, 67 were not vaccinated, 5 were partially vaccinated, and 26 were fully vaccinated.

Provincial officials noted this new dataset with vaccination status for hospitalizations it will grow and improve over time as more information is collected. There may also be a discrepancy due to how and when information from both is collected.

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Here is a breakdown of the total cases in Ontario by gender and age:

  • 310,064 people are men, an increase of 482 cases.
  • 307,970 people are women, an increase of 470 cases.
  • 18,147 people are under the age of four, an increase of 57 cases.
  • 35,334 people are between the ages of 5 and 11, an increase of 165 cases.
  • 55,088 people are between the ages of 12 and 19, an increase of 83 cases.
  • 231,625 people are between the ages of 20 and 39, an increase of 285 cases.
  • 173,040 people are between 40 and 59 years old, an increase of 237 cases.
  • 80,245 people are between 60 and 79 years old, an increase of 119 cases.
  • 26,639 people are 80 years or older, an increase of 11 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:

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  • Deaths reported in children under 19 years: seven
  • Deaths reported in ages 20 to 39: 107
  • Deaths reported in ages 40 to 59: 699
  • Reported deaths between the ages of 60 and 79: 3,293
  • Deaths reported in 80 years or more: 5,905
  • 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 761 of the 4,844 schools in Ontario with at least one case of COVID-19.

On Thursday, Ontario reported 164 new cases of COVID-19 in schools, with 148 among students, 15 among staff and one unidentified person. The data was collected between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon, a 24-hour period.

There are 1,748 active infections among both students and staff, compared to 1,720 active cases reported the previous day.

Ten schools are closed as a result of positive cases.

Cases, Deaths, and Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Homes in Ontario

According to the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 3,824 reported deaths among residents and patients in long-term care homes in Ontario, which has not changed in several weeks. Thirteen virus-related deaths in total have been reported among staff.

There are seven current outbreaks in households, an increase of three from the previous day.

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The ministry also indicated that there are currently four active cases among long-term care residents and 20 active cases among staff, with no changes and an increase of two, respectively, in the last day.

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