Ontario Reports Over 500 New COVID-19 Cases, 17 More Deaths – .

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Ontario Reports Over 500 New COVID-19 Cases, 17 More Deaths – .


Ontario reported 531 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, up from 485 the day before. The provincial total of cases now stands at 557,451.

Of the 531 new cases recorded, data showed that 382 were unvaccinated people, 46 were partially vaccinated, 75 were fully vaccinated and 28 were unknown.

According to Thursday’s report, 116 cases have been recorded in Toronto, 63 in Peel Region, 62 in York Region, 46 in Hamilton, 43 in Windsor-Essex.

All other local public health units reported less than 40 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province rose to 9,448 while 17 deaths were recorded. However, 15 deaths occurred more than two months ago and were included in today’s report due to a data system cleanup, the health ministry said.

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At 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 45,545 vaccines (16,610 for a first injection and 28,935 for a second injection) were administered in the last day.

There are over 9.6 million people fully immunized with two doses, or 74.2% of the eligible population (12+). Coverage for the first dose is 81.8 percent.

Meanwhile, 543,760 residents of Ontario have reportedly recovered from COVID-19, representing about 98% of known cases. Solved cases increased by 338 from the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 4,243 – up from the previous day when it was 4,067, and up from August 12, when it was 2,868. At most 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.

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The seven-day average has now reached 498, which is up from yesterday at 496, and up from last week when it was 375. A month ago, the seven-day average was d ‘about 150.

The government said 26,213 tests were processed in the past 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 13,142 tests awaiting results.

Test positivity for Thursday reached 2.4%. Last week, the test positivity was 2.1%.

Ontario has reported 176 people in general hospital wards with COVID-19 (an increase of two from the previous day). No recent ICU data was available due to a “technical issue” in the past two days. On Tuesday, the province said there were 127 patients in intensive care units with 98 patients on ventilators.

Provincial authorities recently announced that they will begin including the immunization status of people hospitalized with COVID-19 as part of their daily COVID-19 data reports.

They noted that the new data set will grow and improve over time as more information is collected.

The most recent data showed that for general hospital ward patients with COVID, 75 were not vaccinated, 8 were partially vaccinated, and 13 were fully vaccinated. For those in intensive care units, 6 were fully vaccinated while 52 were unvaccinated and 6 were partially vaccinated.

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

VOC B.1.1.7 “alpha”: 145,705 variant cases, for which no new data on increases in cases had been available since the previous day due to system upgrades, the health ministry said.

VOC B.1.351 “beta”: 1,496 variant cases, for which no new data on the increase in cases had been available since the previous day due to system upgrades, the health ministry said.

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VOC P.1 “gamma”: 5,206 variant cases, for which no new data on the increase in cases had been available since the previous day due to system upgrades, the health ministry said.

“Delta” B.1.617.2 COV: 6,656 variant cases, for which no new data on the increase in cases had been available since the day before due to system upgrades, the health ministry said.

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

  • 277,922 people are men, an increase of 270 cases.
  • 275,828 people are women, an increase of 254 cases.
  • 14,991 people are under 4 years old, an increase of 24 cases.
  • 26,369 people are between 5 and 11 years old, an increase of 47 cases.
  • 49,371 people are between 12 and 19 years old, an increase of 53 cases.
  • 209,618 people are between 20 and 39 years old, an increase of 261 cases.
  • 158,229 people are between 40 and 59 years old, an increase of 106 cases.
  • 73,472 people are between 60 and 79 years old, an increase of 33 cases.
  • 25,303 people are 80 years and over, an increase of 5 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:

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  • Deaths reported among 19 and under: 5
  • Deaths reported between ages 20 and 39: 90
  • Deaths reported among 40-59 year olds: 616
  • Deaths reported among 60-79 year olds: 3,052
  • Deaths reported among those 80 and over: 5,684
  • 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, 3,793 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, an increase from the previous day.

The ministry also said there are currently 1 active case among long-term care residents and 10 active cases among staff – unchanged and up to five, respectively, on the last day.

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