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Ontario reports 172 new cases; fully vaccinated still needs to be tested if symptomatic, says SPO – .


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Ontario reported 172 more cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the seven-day average of new cases to 159 per day, up from 153 a week ago.

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In terms of active cases, the hardest hit areas are Porcupine (42 active cases per 100,000 people), Gray Bruce (26 per 100,000), Hamilton (22), Waterloo (21) and North Bay Parry Sound (15) .

Ottawa, comparatively, has five active cases per 100,000, according to provincial reports.

Two more COVID-19-related deaths have been added to the provincial total, which stands at 9,313 lives lost since the start of the pandemic.

There are 92 COVID-19 patients in intensive care testing positive, up from 107 a week ago. The final ICU figure stands at 127, if you include those who no longer test positive.

The Escapade Music Festival has partnered with Ottawa Public Health to host a vaccination clinic at RCGT Park on Saturday July 24, 2021. Photo par Ashley Fraser /Postmedia

In the last day in Eastern Ontario, the number of confirmed cases increased by two in Ottawa and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit area, and one in Hastings Prince Edward. The number of cases in Renfrew County and District and Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington remained unchanged, while the number fell by one in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, which can occur when data is corrected or updated.

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Almost 81 percent of Ontario adults (18 years and older) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while nearly 68 percent are fully immunized.

Update on vaccinations in Ontario.  Data released on July 25 at 10:28 a.m.
Update on vaccinations in Ontario. Data released on July 25 at 10:28 a.m. Photo by FOURNI /ONTARIO

LATEST COVID-19 NEWS IN OTTAWA

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa has increased by one, in a Sunday report from Ottawa Public Health. No additional deaths from COVID-19 were recorded on the last day.

The number of active cases in the population of Ottawa stands at 44, and there is one Ottawans with COVID-19 in the hospital. SPO data does not list any ongoing outbreaks.

In the last seven-day period (July 17-23), a total of 41 new cases were reported to PHO. This works out to a weekly rate of 3.9 per 100,000 people, well below the green zone threshold in the province’s former color-coded COVID-19 response framework, which was associated with an incidence rate weekly less than 10 per 100,000.

In the community, 0.5 percent of Ottawans tested for COVID-19 tested positive, for the week of July 16-22.

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