“Due to a review and data cleanup, today’s numbers include 90 cases from 2020 that were included in the Toronto case count,” the Department of Health said.
According to Tuesday’s report, 130 cases have been recorded in Toronto, 69 in Waterloo region and 20 in Peel region.
All other local public health units reported fewer than 15 new cases in the provincial report.
The death toll in the province rose to 9,154 as 25 more deaths were recorded. However, the health ministry said around 19 deaths had occurred in the previous months and were included in Tuesday’s tally.
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At 8 p.m. on Monday, more than 14.4 million total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. This marked a further record increase of 265,231 vaccines (26,532 for a first injection and 238,699 for a second injection) in the last day.
There are over 4.5 million people fully immunized with two doses, or 37.3% of the adult population (18+). Coverage for the first dose in adults is 77.5 percent.
Meanwhile, 533,150 Ontario residents have reportedly recovered from COVID-19, which is about 98% of known cases. Solved cases increased by 371 from the previous day.
There were more resolved cases than new cases on Tuesday.
Active cases in Ontario now stand at 2,409 – down from the previous day when it was 2,506, and down from June 22, when it was 3,248. Strong from the second wave of the coronavirus wave 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 278, which is the same as yesterday, but down from last week to 334. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 1,100.
The government said 28,306 tests were processed in the past 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 11,990 tests awaiting results. A total of 15,922,024 tests have been carried out since the start of the pandemic.
Testing positivity for Tuesday reached 1.6%, a slight drop from Monday when it was 1.8%. Last week, the test positivity was also 1.6%.
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Ontario reported 257 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 (up 39 from the previous day) with 276 patients in intensive care units (down 11) and 185 patients in ventilated intensive care (in drop six). Hospitalizations have been declining since the peak of the third wave in April.
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Variants of concern in Ontario
The authorities have listed the distribution data of the new VOCs (variants of concern) detected so far in the province, namely B.1.1.7 (now named by the WHO “Alpha” and detected for the first time in the Kingdom United), B. 1.351 (now named by WHO as “Beta” and was first detected in South Africa), P.1 (now named by WHO as “Gamma” and was detected for the first time in Brazil) and B.1.617.2 (now named by WHO as “Delta” and was first detected in India).
“Alpha” the COV B.1.1.7: 143,381 cases of variants, an increase of 31 compared to the previous day,
“Beta” of VOC B.1.351: 1,315 cases of variants, an increase of 42 compared to the previous day.
“Gamma” the COV P.1: 4,439 cases of variants up 11 from the previous day.
“Delta” B.1.617.2 COV: 1,704 cases of variants, ie 75 more than the day before.
Here’s a breakdown of the total number of cases in Ontario by sex and age:
- 271,388 people are men, an increase of 133 cases.
- 269,540 people are women, an increase of 168 cases.
- 87,653 people are 19 years old and under, an increase of 62 cases.
- 204,034 people are between 20 and 39 years old, an increase of 83 cases.
- 155,490 people are between 40 and 59 years old, an increase of 96 cases.
- 72,379 people are between 60 and 79 years old, an increase of 34 cases.
- 25,057 people are 80 years and over, an increase of 26 cases.
- The province notes that all cases have no declared age or sex.
Here’s a breakdown of the total number of COVID-19-related deaths by age:
- Deaths reported among 19 years and under: 4
- Deaths reported between ages 20 and 39: 82
- Deaths reported among 40-59 year olds: 569 (+5)
- Deaths reported among 60-79 year olds: 2,908 (+12)
- Deaths reported among those aged 80 and over: 5,590 (+8)
- 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.
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Cases, Deaths and Outbreaks in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes
According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, 3,782 deaths have been reported among residents and patients of long-term care homes in Ontario, which is the same since yesterday. A total of thirteen virus-related deaths have been reported among staff.
There are currently 5 outbreaks in the outbreaks, a decrease compared to the day before.
The ministry also said there were currently eight active cases among long-term care residents, five active cases among staff – unchanged and down from four, respectively, on the last day.
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