Ontario Reports 177 COVID-19 Cases, 6 Deaths – .

Ontario Reports 177 COVID-19 Cases, 6 Deaths – .

Ontario is reporting 177 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 548,217.

According to Sunday’s report, 33 cases have been recorded in Gray Bruce, 32 in Waterloo region, 22 in Toronto, 16 in Hamilton and 12 in Peel region.

All other local public health units reported less than 10 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province rose to 9,284 as six more deaths were recorded.

At 8 p.m. on Saturday, more than 18.1 million total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. This marked an increase of 134,654 vaccines (15,792 for a first injection and 118,862 for a second injection) over the last day.

There are over 7.8 million people fully immunized with two doses, or 62.5% of the adult population (18+). Coverage for the first dose in adults is 80%.

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Meanwhile, 537,545 residents of Ontario have reportedly recovered from COVID-19, representing about 98% of known cases. The resolved cases increased by 166 from the previous day.

There were fewer resolved cases than new cases on Sunday.

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Active cases in Ontario now stand at 1,378.

The government said 14,805 tests had been processed in the past 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 4,936 tests awaiting results. A total of 16,346,635 tests have been carried out since the start of the pandemic.

Testing positivity for Sunday reached 1%, up from Friday and Saturday, which both stood at 0.6%.

Ontario reported 105 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 (down 38 from the previous day) with 150 intensive care unit patients (up one) and 99 ventilator intensive care patients (down of 10).

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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 as “Delta” and was first detected in India).

“Alpha” the COV B.1.1.7: 144,798 cases of variants, six times more than the day before,

“Beta” of VOC B.1.351: 1,466 cases of variants, up one from the previous day.

“Gamma” the COV P.1: 4,955 cases of variants, ie four times more than the day before.

“Delta” B.1.617.2 COV: 3,318 cases of variants, ie 36 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.

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