Ontario Reports Fewer than 300 New COVID-19 Cases for the First Time Since Early August | The Canadian News

Ontario reported 269 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the smallest increase in cases since early August. The total number of provincial cases now stands at 598,110.

For comparison, last Tuesday saw 328 new cases and the previous Tuesday at 390 showed a week-over-week drop. There were 326 new cases on Monday, 370 on Sunday and 373 on Saturday.

Of the 269 new cases registered, the data showed that 142 were unvaccinated, 11 partially vaccinated, 93 fully vaccinated, and for 23 people the vaccination status was unknown.

According to Tuesday report, 39 cases were recorded in Toronto, 36 in the Peel region, 27 in Windsor-Essex, 21 in the Niagara region and 19 in the Southwest.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 15 new cases in the provincial report.

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The death toll in the province has remained at 9,852, as six 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 8pm on Monday, 18,428 vaccinations (6,459 for a first injection and 11,969 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% of the eligible population (12 years and older). The coverage of the first dose is 87.9%.

Meanwhile, 585,207 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 98 percent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 427 compared to the previous day.

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Active cases in Ontario now stand at 3,051, down from the previous day when it was at 3,215, and is down from October 19 when it was at 3672. At the peak of the second wave coronavirus surge in January, cases Assets hit just over 30,000. In the third wave in April, active cases exceeded 43,000.

The seven-day average has now reached 364, which is less than the previous week when it was 407. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 600.

The government said 21,827 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours. Currently 14,276 tests are being investigated.

The positivity of the test reached 1.5 percent. Last week, the test positivity was also 1.5 percent.

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Ontario Hospitalizations

Ontario reported 233 people in general hospital wards with COVID-19 (70 more than the previous day) with 138 patients in intensive care units (no change) and 107 patients in intensive care units with a ventilator (less than two ).

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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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, 107 were not vaccinated, 14 were partially vaccinated, and 30 were fully vaccinated. For those in ICU, 62 were not vaccinated while 5 were partially vaccinated and 17 were fully vaccinated.

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, representing an increase of 3 from the previous day. This strain dominated the third wave of Ontario.

“Delta” VOC B.1.617.2 (first detected in India): 20,611 variant cases, representing an increase of 121 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 has not changed from the previous day.

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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:

  • 298,963 people are men, an increase of 131 cases.
  • 297,014 people are women, an increase of 139 cases.
  • 17,060 people are under four years old, an increase of 13 cases.
  • 31,535 people are between the ages of 5 and 11, an increase of 46 cases.
  • 53,415 people are between 12 and 19 years old, an increase of 17 cases.
  • 225,072 people are between 20 and 39 years old, an increase of 88 cases.
  • 167,513 people are between 40 and 59 years old, an increase of 70 cases.
  • 77,338 people are between 60 and 79 years old, an increase of 38 cases.
  • 26,070 people are 80 years or older, an increase of 8 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: 102 (+1)
  • Deaths reported in ages 40 to 59: 682
  • Deaths reported in ages 60 to 79: 3225 (+3)
  • Deaths reported in 80 years or more: 5,836 (+2)
  • The province indicates that there may be a delay in the notification of deaths and data

More to come.

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