Ontario Reports 513 New Cases of Coronavirus; highest single-day count since mid-June – .

Ontario Reports Over 300 New Coronavirus Cases, 13 More Deaths – .

Ontario is reporting 513 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, surpassing 500 daily infections for the first time since mid-June.

Thursday’s case count marks a significant overnight increase from Wednesday when 324 infections were recorded, and is more than twice the 213 cases reported a week ago.

Today also marks the highest tally since June 13, when 530 cases were reported.

The province registered 321 new cases on Tuesday, 325 on Monday and 423 on Sunday.

The seven-day moving average now stands at 375, down from 332 a day ago and 198 a week ago.

No virus-related deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, leaving the death toll unchanged at 9,412.

Another 256 people recovered from the virus yesterday, or 2,868 known active cases, up from 1,879 active cases a week ago.

Ontario labs have processed nearly 22,900 tests in the past 24 hours, bringing the positivity rate to 2.1%, from 1.2% a week ago.

Of the new cases reported today, 360 are unvaccinated people, 56 are partially vaccinated and 88 are fully vaccinated, according to the health ministry.

Cases by immunization status may not add up to the number of daily cases because records with a missing or invalid health card number cannot be linked.

Unvaccinated infections make up 70 percent of the province’s case count for Thursday, though they make up just under 29 percent of Ontario’s population.

Toronto has 105 new cases today, up from 75 a day ago, while 64 infections were reported in Peel Region, 70 in York Region, 44 in Durham and 20 in Halton.

Elsewhere in southern Ontario, 27 new cases have been reported in Windsor-Essex, 17 in Waterloo and 29 in Hamilton.

The ministry said there were 113 patients with COVID-19 in intensive care units (ICUs) across Ontario.

Thirty-seven of those intensive care patients are not vaccinated, while five are partially vaccinated and two are fully vaccinated, according to the ministry. The immunization status of the remaining patients is unknown.

There are at least 119 patients in Ontario hospitals because of the virus, according to data from hospitals and public health units.

To date, there have been 553,962 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases and 541,682 recoveries since January 2020.

About 81 percent of all eligible Ontarians (12 years and older) have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 72 percent have received two doses and are fully immunized.

On Wednesday, the federal government announced that it was working on vaccine passports for international travel.

Infectious disease specialist Dr Alon Vaisman spoke to CP24 on Thursday morning and said proof of vaccination is a good idea for travel and could be useful in high-risk settings.

“It makes sense that people have something standardized from the Canadian government, which we can use in case we travel to other countries to prove that we are vaccinated. So overall the international concept makes sense to help Canadians travel, and the national concept really makes sense for some selected high risk settings, ”he said.

The government said vaccine passports should be available in early fall.

The numbers used in this story can be found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Daily Epidemiological Summary. The number of cases for a city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, as local units report the numbers at different times.


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