Ontario reported 793 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the second count of consecutive days being at 700 as cases continue to rise week after week. The total number of provincial cases now stands at 610,222.

For comparison, last Friday it saw 598 new cases and the previous Friday 563. All three Fridays saw similar test volumes in the 30,000 range.

Of the 793 new cases recorded, the data showed that 385 were unvaccinated, 22 were partially vaccinated, 323 were fully vaccinated, and the vaccination status of 63 people was unknown.

According to friday report115 cases were recorded in Toronto, 71 in Simcoe-Muskoka, 60 in the York region, 55 in Windsor-Essex, 54 in the Peel region, and 41 in Hamilton. All other local public health units reported fewer than 40 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province has risen to 9,959, as four more deaths were reported.

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

At 8 p.m. Thursday, 13,897 vaccines (5,027 for a first injection and 8,870 for a second injection) were administered on the last day.

There are more than 11.1 million people fully immunized with two doses, representing 85.8% of the eligible population (12 years and over). The coverage of the first dose is 88.9%.

Meanwhile, 595,169 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 97 percent of known cases. The solved cases increased by 567 compared to the previous day.

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Active cases in Ontario now stand at 5,094, up from the previous day when it was at 4,872, and has risen since Nov. 12 when it was at 4,400. 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 625, which is up from the previous week when it was 537. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 400.

The government said 30,515 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours. Currently 11,899 tests are being investigated.

The positivity of the test reached 2.6 percent. Last week, the test positivity was 2.5 percent.

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Ontario Hospitalizations

Ontario reported that there were 269 people in general hospital wards with COVID-19 (9 fewer than the day before) with 128 patients in intensive care units (1 less) and 107 patients in intensive care units with a ventilator (3 3 more) .

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.

For those in general hospital wards with COVID, 95 were not vaccinated, 13 were partially vaccinated, and 64 were fully vaccinated. For those in ICU, 55 were not vaccinated, while 6 were partially vaccinated and 12 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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