Ontario is reporting 1,546 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 332,119.
Tuesday’s case count is lower than Monday’s, which saw 1,699 new infections. On Sunday, 1,791 new cases were recorded and 1,829 on Saturday.
According to Tuesday’s provincial report, 465 cases were recorded in Toronto, 329 in Peel Region, 161 in York Region and 99 in Durham Region.
All other local public health units reported fewer than 70 new cases in the provincial report.
The death toll in the province rose to 7,253 as nine more deaths were recorded.
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Authorities have listed ventilation data for new VOCs (variants of concern) which consist of B.1.1.7 (first detected in the UK), B.1.351 (first detected in South Africa). South) and P.1 (first detected in the UK). in Brazil) mutations.
Among the variants detected so far in the province, B.1.1.7 VOC is currently the dominant known strain with 1,359 variant cases, an increase of 19 since Monday, 47 cases of B.1.351 variants including one has been deleted, and 37 P. 1 variant case which increases by one.
The cumulative number of cases for a mutation that was detected but whose lineage was not determined was 13,894, the government said there was an increase of 666.
Meanwhile, 309,849 Ontario residents have reportedly recovered from COVID-19, representing about 93% of known cases. The resolved cases increased by 1,271 from the previous day.
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Active cases in Ontario now stand at 15,017 cases, up from the day before when it was 14,751, and from March 16 when it was 12,506. At the height of the coronavirus outbreak in January, active cases surpassed 30,000.
The seven-day average has now reached 1,667, compared to yesterday at 1,600, and is up from last week at 1,334. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 1,000.
The government said 32,556 tests were processed in the past 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 31,325 tests awaiting results. A total of 12,146,393 tests have been carried out since the start of the pandemic.
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Test positivity – the percentage of tests that come back positive – for Tuesday was 5.7%, the highest test positivity since late January. This figure is up from Monday when it was 5.4%. And compared to last week at 4.5%.
Ontario reported 868 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 (55 more than the day before) with 324 patients in intensive care units (26 more) and 193 patients in ICUs on ventilators (up from seven ).
At 8 p.m. on Monday, the provincial government said it administered 1,603,699 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, an increase of 50,659 in the past day. There are 301,043 people fully vaccinated with two doses.
Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson and Johnson are the vaccines currently approved in Canada. The first three require two injections given several weeks apart while the fourth requires only one.
Here’s a breakdown of the total number of cases in Ontario by sex and age:
- 163,979 people are men – an increase of 804 cases.
- 166,290 people are women, an increase of 730 cases.
- 46,448 people are 19 and under – an increase of 335 cases.
- 121,736 people are between 20 and 39 years old, an increase of 537 cases.
- 95,583 people are between 40 and 59 years old, an increase of 464 cases.
- 47,272 people are between 60 and 79 years old, an increase of 185 cases.
- 21,001 people are aged 80 and over, an increase of 25 cases.
- The province notes that all cases have no declared age or sex.
Here’s a breakdown of total COVID-19 deaths by age:
- Declared deaths among those 19 and under: 2
- Deaths reported between ages 20 and 39: 32
- Deaths reported between 40 and 59 years: 303
- Deaths reported between the ages of 60 and 79: 2,026
- Deaths reported among those 80 and over: 4,889
- The province notes that there may be a delay in reporting deaths and that corrections or updates to data may result in the deletion of death records.
Cases, Deaths and Outbreaks in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes
According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, 3,753 deaths have been reported among residents and patients of long-term care homes across Ontario, which has not increased since yesterday. Eleven virus-related deaths in total have been reported among staff.
There are currently 52 outbreaks in homes, down four from the previous day.
The ministry also said there were currently 10 active cases among long-term care residents and 99 active cases among staff – down from two and 11, respectively, on the last day.
Cases among students and staff in Ontario schools and daycares
Meanwhile, government figures show there have been a total of 11,443 school-related COVID-19 cases in Ontario to date – 8,424 among students and 1,864 among staff (1,155 people have not been identified). This is an increase of an additional 409 cases over the past three days – 333 student cases, 75 staff cases and one individual has not been identified.
In the past 14 days, the province says there have been 1,432 reported cases among students, 301 cases among staff and 19 people have not been identified – for a total of 1,752 cases.
COVID-19 cases currently affect 997 of the province’s 4,828 schools. Forty-eight schools in Ontario are currently closed due to positive cases, the government said.
There have been a total of 3,288 confirmed cases in daycares and homes, an increase of 93 (59 new child cases and 34 staff cases). Of 5,279 daycares in Ontario, 239 currently have cases and 53 centers are closed.
Data on cases in schools and daycares is updated only on weekdays at 10:30 am. On Tuesday, figures are included from Friday afternoon through Monday afternoon, a three-day period.
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