Ontario reported 1,031 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the first time the count has surpassed 1,000 in six months. The total number of provincial cases now stands at 621,260.
The last time there were more than a thousand cases was on May 30 when 1,033 new cases were registered. Case counts also increase week by week. For comparison, last Friday he saw 927 new cases and the previous Friday he saw 793.
Of the 1,031 new cases registered, the data showed that 504 were unvaccinated, 27 were partially vaccinated, 442 were fully vaccinated, and the vaccination status of 58 people was unknown.
According to friday reportThere were 133 cases in Toronto, 106 in Simcoe Muskoka, 68 in Windsor-Essex, 60 in the Peel region, 59 in Sudbury, 58 in Ottawa, and 56 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 10,016, as four more deaths were reported.
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Vaccinations, recoveries, tests, 7-day average in Ontario
As of 8 p.m. Thursday, there are more than 11.2 million people fully immunized with two doses, representing 87.2% of the population 12 years and older. The coverage of the first dose is 90%.
For young children ages 5 to 11, coverage for the first dose is 14.4 percent (154,925 doses of just over 1 million eligible children) since the injections entered their arms last week.
Meanwhile, 604,027 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, accounting for about 97 percent of known cases. The solved cases increased by 742 compared to the previous day.
Active cases in Ontario now stand at 7,217, up from the day before when it was at 6,932, and up from Nov. 26 when it was at 5,807. 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.
The seven-day average has now reached 866, which is up from the previous week when it was 711. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 375.
The government said 39,748 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours, the most tests in a single day since mid-May. Currently 16,032 tests are being investigated.
The positivity of the test reached 2.9 percent. Last week, the positivity of the test was 3 percent.
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Ontario reported 286 people in general hospital wards with COVID-19 (five fewer than the day before) with 146 patients in intensive care units (nine fewer) and 127 patients in intensive care units on a ventilator (12 fewer) .
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As of December 2, 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.
For those in general hospital wards with COVID, 88 were not vaccinated, 12 were partially vaccinated, and 61 were fully vaccinated. For those in ICU, 70 were not vaccinated, 5 were partially vaccinated, and 27 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:
- 310,579 people are men, an increase of 515 cases.
- 308,481 people are women, an increase of 511 cases.
- 18,210 people are under the age of four, an increase of 63 cases.
- 35,544 people are between the ages of 5 and 11, an increase of 210 cases.
- 55,175 people are between 12 and 19 years old, an increase of 87 cases.
- 231,915 people are between the ages of 20 and 39, an increase of 290 cases.
- 173,287 people are between 40 and 59 years old, an increase of 247 cases.
- 80,366 people are between 60 and 79 years old, an increase of 121 cases.
- 26,654 people are 80 years or older, an increase of 15 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: seven
- Deaths reported in ages 20 to 39: 107
- Reported deaths ages 40 to 59: 700
- Reported deaths between the ages of 60 and 79: 3,296
- 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 792 of the 4,844 schools in Ontario with at least one case of COVID-19.
On Friday, Ontario reported 172 new cases of COVID-19 in schools; 152 among students, 18 among staff and two people were not identified. Data was collected between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon, a 24-hour period.
There are 1,815 active infections among both students and staff, compared to 1,748 active cases reported the previous day.
Nine 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, 3,826 deaths have been reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes in Ontario, representing an increase of two deaths from the previous day. Thirteen virus-related deaths in total have been reported among staff.
There are five current outbreaks in households, a decrease of two from the previous day.
The ministry also noted that there are currently five active cases among long-term care residents and 18 active cases among staff: an increase of one and a decrease of two, respectively, in the last day.
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