Ontario Reports 788 New Coronavirus Cases and 3 Deaths – .

Ontario Reports 788 New Coronavirus Cases and 3 Deaths – .

Ontario is reporting 788 new cases of COVID-19 today as the seven-day moving average of new infections approaches 800.

Today’s case count is down from Sunday, when 964 new infections were confirmed, the highest single-day tally reported since May. But the number of new infections confirmed today is a substantial jump from the 627 confirmed cases last Monday.

The seven-day moving average of new cases now stands at 782, down from 656 a week ago.

Of the new cases confirmed today, 412 involve unvaccinated people, 27 are partially vaccinated, 315 of the cases involve fully immunized people and 34 are people with unknown vaccination status.

Over the weekend, two cases of the Omicron variant were detected in Ontario, the first cases of the variant detected in Canada.

The World Health Organization officially declared Omicron a “variant of concern” last week, citing preliminary indicators that suggest it may be more transmissible than previous viral variants.

“By the time you find this virus in one place, it’s really in a lot of places,” Dr. Isaac Bogoch, infectious disease specialist at Toronto General Hospital, told CP24 on Monday.

“The fact that (there are) two cases here in Ontario probably means there could be even more cases elsewhere in Canada. “

With 26,016 tests performed in the past, the Department of Health reports a province-wide positivity rate of 3.5%, up from 3.4% last Monday.

The number of COVID-19 patients receiving intensive care treatment in Ontario hospitals is now 148, up from 133 last week.

Three more virus-related deaths were confirmed today, bringing the death toll from COVID-19 in Ontario to 9,997. Two deaths have occurred in the past month and one occurred over a month ago , depending on the province.

The public health units with the most new infections today are Toronto (106), Windsor (84), Simcoe-Muskoka (80), Peel Region (49) and York Region (48).

The number of known active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario now stands at 6,816, up from 5,597 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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