Ontario Says There Are Now 702 Schools In The Province With A Reported Case Of COVID-19

Ontario reports another 677 COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths. Out of seven, one death occurred more than a month ago and is added to the cumulative count due to a data cleanup. according to the latest report from the province released Thursday morning.

Ontario has administered 44,754 vaccine dose since its last daily update, with 21,519,784 vaccinations administered in total at 8 pm the night before.

According to Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,141,404 people in Ontario have received at least one injection. That works out to roughly 85.5 percent of the eligible population ages 12 and older, and the equivalent of 75.0 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 10,378,380 people have completed their vaccinations, meaning they have received both doses. That works out to roughly 79.6 percent of the eligible population ages 12 and older, and the equivalent of 69.8 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 433 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 41 were partially vaccinated, and 148 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 also includes data on COVID-19 in schools as part of its daily reports.

There are 702 schools with a reported COVID case out of 4,844 schools in the province, or 14.49 percent.

There are 122 new cases reported Thursday for a total of 1,306 school-related COVID cases reported in Ontario.

To find out if there are COVID cases in your child’s school, use Star’s tracking tool to search.

The province says 37,630 tests were completed the day before and a positivity rate of 1.9 percent.

There are currently 307 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 168 intensive care patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 134 people on respirators, the highest number reported since July 10.

Locally, Ontario reports 136 new cases in Toronto, 76 in the Peel region, 73 cases in the York region, 39 in the Durham region, 39 in Windsor-Essex, and 38 in Hamilton.

Meanwhile, one more resident in long-term care has died totaling 3,813 since the pandemic began, 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 13 or 2.1 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.

There are three more confirmed cases of the Alpha variant first detected in the UK, for a cumulative total of 146,455 cases.

There are no new Ontario cases of the Beta variant first detected in South Africa, for a cumulative total of 1,502 cases.

There are no new cases of the Gamma variant found for the first time in Brazil, for a cumulative total of 5,229 cases.

There are 144 more cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, for a cumulative total of 17,738 cases.



Reference-www.thestar.com

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