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Ontario Reports Over 500 New COVID-19 Cases For Fifth Day In A Row – .


TORONTO – Ontario health officials are reporting more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the first time since late spring.

The province confirmed 1,031 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday. The last time the province reported more than 1,000 new cases in a single day was May 30, when 1,033 new cases were registered.

Authorities last week reported 788 new cases on Monday, 687 new cases on Tuesday, 780 new cases on Wednesday and 949 new cases on Thursday.

Ontario’s seven-day moving average now stands at 866, down from 711 at this point last week.

With 39,748 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the Department of Health says the positivity rate in the province is around 2.9%.

Among the new infections reported on Friday, 589 cases were in people who were unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown. The remaining 442 infections were in fully vaccinated people.

Health experts have said the number of infections among fully vaccinated people will increase as more people receive the vaccine.

The province recorded four more deaths on Friday, bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 10,016.

There are currently at least 146 people being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units across Ontario. Health Minister Christine Elliott said that of those patients, 119 are not fully vaccinated or have unknown vaccination status and 27 are fully vaccinated.

On Friday, the province estimated that 742 more cases of the disease had been resolved, bringing the number of patients recovered in Ontario to 604,027.

Today’s report brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Ontario to 621,260, including deaths and recoveries.

WHERE ARE THE NEW CASES OF COVID-19 IN ONTARIO?

In the Greater Toronto Area, authorities reported 133 new cases in Toronto, 60 new cases in Peel Region, 56 new cases in York Region, 44 new cases in Durham Region and 27 new cases in the region from Halton.

Authorities have reported 68 new cases in Windsor-Essex, 59 new cases in the Sudbury area, 58 new cases in Ottawa and 47 new cases in Hamilton. All other regions of the province recorded less than 40 new cases each.

According to the province’s epidemiological report, of the 1,031 new infections reported on Friday, 273 cases have been identified in children under the age of 12.

The province has also recorded 87 cases in youth aged 12 to 19 and a further 290 cases in people aged 20 to 39.

In addition, authorities found 247 cases in people aged 40 to 59, 121 cases in people aged 60 to 79 and 15 cases in people over 80.

Authorities reported 172 new cases in Ontario schools on Friday, including 152 cases involving students and 18 cases involving staff. Authorities have not disclosed information on the two remaining cases.

The province has reported that 792 of the 4,844 schools have at least one case of COVID-19. Currently, nine schools are closed due to epidemics.

As of Friday, six cases of the new Omicron variant have been identified in Ontario. The latest case was reported in Durham Region.

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