Ontario Reports 613 New Coronavirus Cases, No New Deaths – .

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Ontario Reports 613 New Coronavirus Cases, No New Deaths – .


Ontario is now reporting just over 600 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths from the virus.

Authorities recorded 613 new infections on Monday, up from 653 cases on Sunday, but up slightly from the 610 cases confirmed a week ago.

The seven-day moving average of new cases now stands at 621, down from 711 last Monday.

Of the new cases reported today, 454 are people who are not fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown and 159 are people who are fully immunized.

Just under 30% of Ontarians have yet to receive two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, including children under 12 who are not yet eligible for vaccination. The city of Toronto announced Monday that it has formed a planning group to prepare to vaccinate children aged 5 to 11 when a vaccine is approved for this cohort in Canada.

With 22,633 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the health ministry reports a province-wide positivity rate of 2%, up from 2.7% last week.

Provincial health officials say there are currently at least 184 COVID-19 patients receiving intensive care treatment, up from 177 last Monday.

No new deaths were reported today.

Despite earlier projections showing a much more dire situation in Ontario this fall, the province has seen the number of new infections reported daily level off in recent weeks and on Monday Labor Minister Monte McNaughton said the province “does a lot of things. better than many jurisdictions in Canada.

Dr Isaac Bogoch, an infectious disease specialist at Toronto General Hospital, also expressed some optimism when speaking with CP24 earlier today.

“We’re on the path to a definitely better scenario… that’s fantastic news,” he said.

“The other point here is, don’t hold your breath, right?” It is not until the end of September. We have a long autumn and a long winter ahead of us. We know that there will be more and more possibilities of transmission of this virus and we have to be careful here. “

He added that Ontario must avoid finding itself in a situation similar to that of Alberta, which is under significant pressure on its health system due to COVID-19.

“I think it’s wonderful to see how we’re doing in Ontario right now. It’s no wonder, but it’s not terrible either. If we can stay stable for now and continue on this trajectory for fall and winter, we will have done well, ”he said.

The number of known active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario is now 5,626, down from 6,376 a week ago.

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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