Ontario Reports 573 New Cases of Coronavirus; 10 more deaths – .

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Ontario Reports 944 New Cases of Coronavirus; highest number since May – .


Ontario reported 573 new COVID-19 cases on Friday as well as 10 more deaths, as the province’s hospital burden continued to slowly decline and active cases fell to a new multi-month low.

The seven-day moving average of new cases continues to decline, now standing at 551, down from 565 yesterday and 597 a week ago.

The province reported 587 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and 476 on Wednesday.

The Health Ministry said 333 of Friday’s cases involved unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people, 192 involved fully vaccinated people and 48 cases involved people with unknown vaccination status.

Unvaccinated people and those who received only one dose make up 28 percent of Ontario’s population, but 58 percent of Friday’s workload.

There are now 4,517 known active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, the smallest infection burden the province has seen since August 20.

There have been 9,786 deaths from COVID-19 since March 2020, as well as 576,374 recoveries.

Two of Friday’s deaths involved residents of the long-term care system.

Provincial labs again processed approximately 37,000 test samples in the previous 24 hours, generating a positivity rate of at least 1.7% once duplicate and inconclusive tests were removed.

The Department of Health says there are 271 people with COVID-19 in acute and intensive care hospital beds across the province, a decrease of seven patients from there one week.

There are now 154 people in intensive care, nine fewer than a week ago.

Of Friday’s intensive care patients, 97 are breathing using a ventilator.

Last week, the Ontario COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Table estimated the effective number of reproductions in the province at 0.96, which means that every 100 new cases would infect another 96 people, suggesting a long-term decline the number of active cases.

The province yesterday issued COVID-19 guidelines on Thanksgiving and Halloween gatherings, advising residents of Ontario to avoid gatherings if they are sick, keep surfaces sanitized, and consider gatherings in the open. air if unvaccinated guests are present.

Now, almost 10 months after the availability of COVID-19 vaccines began in Ontario, they continue to demonstrate a significant ability to reduce infections and the serious consequences of the novel coronavirus.

The Ontario Scientific Advisory Table on COVID-19 estimates that vaccination reduces the relative risk of infection by 85%, hospital admissions by 95% and intensive care admissions by 98%.

In the GTA, Toronto reported 104 new cases, Region of Peel reported 80 new cases, York Region reported 41 new cases and Durham reported 20 new cases.

Hamilton has reported 15 new cases and Halton Region has reported 19 new cases.

The province said it administered 30,575 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, including what it believes to be the 22 millionth dose.

It indicates that 11,298 first doses were administered and 19,277 second doses.

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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