Ontario Reports 687 COVID-19 Cases As Death Toll Reaches 10,000 – .

Ontario Reports 687 COVID-19 Cases As Death Toll Reaches 10,000 – .

Ontario’s death toll from the pandemic reached 10,000 people on Tuesday as the province reported nearly 700 new cases of COVID-19.

Health officials recorded an additional 687 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the seven-day average of the number of reported infections in the province to 794.

According to the province, there are 266 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario and 153 people are in intensive care with the disease.

On Sunday, Ontario reported the highest number of new cases in a single day since May with 964 infections recorded. On Monday, the number of cases fell to 788.

Ontario now has four confirmed cases of the Omicron variant COVID-19, all of which are located in Ottawa.

Of the cases recorded today, 310 were found in unvaccinated individuals, 308 were fully vaccinated individuals and 19 cases were recorded in partially vaccinated individuals. The vaccination status of the remaining 50 cases is unknown.

Ontario reported three COVID-19-related deaths on Tuesday, bringing the number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 10,000.

A 77-year-old man from Barrie was the first person in Ontario to die from COVID-19. He died in hospital after returning from a trip to the UK in March 2020.

At the time, the man was not listed as a confirmed case, but was under investigation for the virus. He tested positive after his death.

The first death from COVID-19 in Ontario came just hours after Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency in the province.

“We are facing an unprecedented period in our history,” said Ford at the time. “It was a decision that was not taken lightly. COVID-19 is a danger of major proportions. “

At the time, Ontario had reported a total of 185 cases of COVID-19. The province’s case count now stands at 618,490.


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