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Ontario is reporting 370 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, as the province hits a new daily milestone for highest number of shots administered in 24 hours reaching just over 210,000 doses. The provincial total of cases now stands at 541,180.

Thursday’s case count is down from Wednesday, with lower test positivity as well. This is also the 11th day in a row that cases are below 600.

On Wednesday, there were 384 new cases including 293 on Tuesday and 447 on Monday.

According to Thursday’s report, 67 cases have been recorded in Toronto, 57 in Waterloo, 47 in Peel Region, 34 in Ottawa and 27 in York Region.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 20 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province rose to 8,993 as seven other deaths were recorded.

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At 8 p.m. on Wednesday, more than 11.9 million total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. This marked another record increase of 210,611 vaccines (38,291 for a first injection and 172,320 for a second injection) over the past day. There are over 2.3 million people fully vaccinated with two doses.

Meanwhile, 527,797 residents of Ontario have reportedly recovered from COVID-19, representing about 97% of known cases. Solved cases increased by 635 from the previous day.

There were more resolved cases than new cases on Thursday.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 4,390 – down from the day before when it was 4,662, and down from June 10 when it was 6,464. At the height of the second wave of wave of coronavirus 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 443, which is down from yesterday at 475, and down from last week at 617. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 2 200.

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The government said 30,454 tests were processed in the past 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 11,462 tests awaiting results. A total of 15,649,372 tests have been carried out since the start of the pandemic.

Testing positivity for Thursday was 1.3% – the lowest seen since early October. That figure is down from Wednesday’s at 1.5 percent and down from last week when it was 2 percent.

Ontario reported that 397 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 (down 41 from the previous day) with 362 patients in intensive care units (down 15) and 232 intensive care patients on ventilators (in decrease of 10). Overall, hospitalizations have been declining since the peak of the third wave in April.

Variants of concern in Ontario

The authorities have listed the distribution data of the new VOCs (worrying variants) 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).

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“Alpha” the COV B.1.1.7: 141,472 cases of variants, that is to say 366 more than the day before,

“Beta” of VOC B.1.351: 1,144 cases of variants, an increase of three from the previous day.

“Gamma” the COV P.1: 4,187 cases of variants, an increase of 31 compared to the previous day.

“Delta” B.1.617.2 COV: 586 cases of variants, an increase of 89 compared to the previous day.

Here’s a breakdown of the total number of cases in Ontario by sex and age:

  • 269,562 people are men, an increase of 174 cases.
  • 267,767 people are women, an increase of 190 cases.
  • 86,828 people are 19 years old and under, an increase of 90 cases.
  • 202,720 people are between 20 and 39 years old, an increase of 126 cases.
  • 154,622 people are between 40 and 59 years old, an increase of 99 cases.
  • 71,954 people are between 60 and 79 years old, an increase of 48 cases.
  • 24,952 people are 80 years and over, an increase of seven 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 declared between 20 and 39 years old: 78 (+1)
  • Deaths reported among 40-59 year olds: 545 (+1)
  • Deaths reported among those aged 60 to 79: 2,824 (+2)
  • Deaths reported among those aged 80 and over: 5,541 (+5)
  • The province notes that there may be a delay in reporting deaths and that corrections or updates to the 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, 3,781 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.

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There are currently 10 outbreaks in the outbreaks, an increase from the previous day.

The ministry also said there are currently 21 active cases among long-term care residents 20 active cases among staff – down one and up three, respectively, on the last day.

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