Ontario COVID-19 cases surpass 450, nine new deaths – .

Ontario COVID-19 cases surpass 450, nine new deaths – .

TORONTO – Ontario health officials are reporting 454 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Authorities have recorded nine new deaths. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province is now 9,912.

Today’s case count comes after authorities recorded 441 new cases on Tuesday, 480 new cases on Monday and 636 new cases on Sunday.

Ontario’s seven-day moving average now stands at 502, down from 379 at this point last week.

With 33,364 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the health ministry says the province’s positivity rate is around 1.8%.

Among the new infections reported on Wednesday, 249 cases were in people who were unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown. The remaining 205 infections were in fully vaccinated people.

Health experts have noted that the number of COVID-19 infections identified in fully vaccinated individuals will naturally increase as more people receive their two vaccines. Vaccination reduces the risk of severe symptoms related to COVID-19 as well as hospitalization.

The province said at least 148 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, including 61 people who are fully vaccinated and 87 people who are not fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown.

Among those hospitalized, the province says 75 patients are in intensive care due to COVID-19 – 59 of those patients are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, while 16 are fully vaccinated.

On Wednesday, the province estimated that another 414 cases of the disease had been resolved, bringing the number of patients recovered in Ontario to 590,641.

Today’s report brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Ontario to 604,606, including deaths and recoveries.


In the Greater Toronto Area, authorities reported 42 new cases in Toronto, 33 new cases in Peel Region, 34 new cases in York Region and 11 new cases in Durham Region.

Outside the GTA, Ottawa has reported 43 new cases and Simcoe-Muskoka has reported 38 new cases.

All other regions have reported less than 30 new cases of the virus.

According to the province’s epidemiological report, of the 454 new infections reported Wednesday, 81 cases have been identified in children under 12.

The province has also recorded 40 cases in youth aged 12 to 19 and another 138 cases in people aged 20 to 39.

As of Wednesday, 119 COVID-19 infections were discovered in schools across Ontario. Of the infections found in schools, 102 were in students, 10 in staff and seven in unidentified individuals.

There are 497 schools with at least one confirmed case and two schools are currently closed as a result.

Authorities have also reported 79 additional cases of the Delta variant in lab-confirmed COVID-19 tests. This brings the total number of cases to 21,973.


The province reports that 11,107,758 people in Ontario have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and are now considered fully immunized against the virus.

In the past 24 hours, officials said 15,257 doses of the vaccine were given to residents of Ontario.

Just over 22.6 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the province since the deployment began last year.


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