Ontario reports another 727 COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths. Of the 11 deaths, three occurred more than a month ago and were added to the cumulative count as part of a data cleanup. according to the latest report from the province released Friday morning.
Ontario has administered 46,550 vaccine dose since its last daily update, with 21,566,334 vaccinations administered in total at 8 pm the night before.
According to Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,159,460 people in Ontario have received at least one injection. That is roughly 85.6 percent of the eligible population ages 12 and older, and the equivalent of 75.1 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.
The province says 10,406,874 people have completed their vaccinations, meaning they have received both doses. That is roughly 79.8 percent of the eligible population ages 12 and older, and the equivalent of 70.0 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 447 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 56 were partially vaccinated, and 170 cases in fully vaccinated people. 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 750 schools with a reported COVID case out of 4,844 schools in the province, or 15.48 percent.
There are 173 new cases reported Thursday for a total of 1,484 school-related COVID cases reported in Ontario.
The province says a school has closed due to the outbreak, but has not specified the name of the school.
To find out if there are COVID cases in your child’s school, use Star’s tracking tool to search.
The province says 36,855 tests were completed the day before and a positivity rate of 1.8 percent.
There are currently 308 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 167 intensive care patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 134 people with fans.
Locally, Ontario reports 144 new cases in Toronto, 83 in the Peel region, 70 in Ottawa, 66 in Hamilton, and 54 in the York region.
Meanwhile, one more resident in long-term care has died totaling 3,814 since the pandemic began, in the latest report published by the province. There are 49 active cases among residents, the highest number reported since May.
Ontario reports two more long-term care homes in the outbreak, for a total of 15 or 2.4 percent of LTC homes in the province, the highest number since June.
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 no new 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 98 more cases of the Delta variant detected for the first time in India, for a cumulative total of 17,836 cases.
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