According to Wednesday’s report, 28 cases were recorded in Toronto, 23 in Waterloo region, 20 in Gray Bruce, 19 in Peel region, 12 in Middlesex-London and 10 in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph.
All other local public health units reported less than 10 new cases in the provincial report.
The death toll in the province rose to 9,265, with seven more deaths recorded.
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At 8 p.m. as of Tuesday, more than 17.4 million total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. This marked an increase of 179,197 vaccines (19,676 for a first injection and 159,521 for a second injection) over the last day.
There are over 7.2 million people fully immunized with two doses, or 58.4% of the adult population (18+). Coverage for the first dose in adults is 79.5%.
Meanwhile, 536,819 residents of Ontario have reportedly recovered from COVID-19, representing about 98% of known cases. The resolved cases increased by 216 from the previous day.
There were more resolved cases than new cases on Wednesday.
Active cases in Ontario now stand at 1,478 – down from the previous day, when it was 1,548, and down from July 7, when it was 1,841. 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.
The seven-day average has now reached 164, which is down from yesterday at 170, and down from last week at 216. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 500 .
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The government said 29,085 tests had been processed in the past 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 13,534 tests awaiting results. A total of 16,221,898 tests have been carried out since the start of the pandemic.
The positivity of the tests for Wednesday reached 0.6%. Last week, the test positivity was 0.9%.
Ontario reported 174 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 (an increase from the previous day) with 180 patients in intensive care units (a decrease of 12) and 116 patients in ventilated intensive care units (a decrease of seven). Hospitalizations have been declining since the peak of the third wave in April.
Variants of concern in Ontario
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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).
“Alpha” the COV B.1.1.7: 144,755 cases of variants, an increase of 10 compared to the previous day,
“Beta” of VOC B.1.351: 1,464 variant cases, an increase of 16 compared to the previous day.
“Gamma” the COV P.1: 4,933 cases of variants, an increase of 74 compared to the previous day.
“Delta” B.1.617.2 COV: 3,057 cases of variants, ie 305 more than the day before.
NOTE: It takes several days for positive COVID-19 tests to be re-examined for the exact variant. Therefore, there may be more variant cases than aggregate cases in the daily reports.
Here’s a breakdown of the total number of cases in Ontario by sex and age:
- 272,883 people are men, an increase of 76 cases.
- 270,974 people are women, an increase of 81 cases.
- 88,316 people are 19 and under, an increase of 34 cases.
- 205,069 people are between 20 and 39 years old, an increase of 52 cases.
- 156,179 people are between 40 and 59 years old, an increase of 45 cases.
- 72,742 people are between 60 and 79 years old, an increase of 17 cases.
- 25,158 people are 80 years and over, an increase of five 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: 83 (+1)
- Deaths reported among 40 to 59 year olds: 595 (+3)
- Deaths reported among 60-79 year olds: 2,955
- Deaths reported among those aged 80 and over: 5,627 (+3)
- Province notes there may be a delay in reporting deaths and data
Cases, Deaths and Outbreaks in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes
According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, 3,788 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 3 outbreaks in the outbreaks, a decrease of two compared to the day before.
The ministry also said there are currently 10 active cases among long-term care residents 8 active cases among staff – down from three and six, respectively, on the last day.
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