Ontario Independent

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

788 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Ontario, with 3 further deaths

Key takeaways:

  • Ontario recorded 788 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, indicating that the number of cases increases week by week.
  • 3 more further deaths have been reported, bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 9,997.

On Monday, Ontario reported 788 new COVID-19 cases, indicating that the number of cases continues to climb week after week. The total number of cases filed in the province is now 617,803.

Last Monday, there were 627 new instances, and the Monday before that, there were 552. Similar testing volumes in the 20,000 range were seen on all three Mondays.

There were 412 unvaccinated people among the 788 new cases, 27 partially vaccinated people, 315 completely vaccinated people, and 34 people whose vaccination status was unknown.

Also read: In the wake of the omicron variant, Ontario is considering a third dosage vaccine plan

106 instances were reported in Toronto, 84 in Windsor-Essex, 80 in Simcoe Muskoka, 49 in Peel Region, 48 in York Region, and 47 in KFLA, according to Monday’s report. In the provincial report, all other local public health units reported less than 45 new cases.

3 more further deaths have been reported, bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 9,997.

Vaccinations, recoveries, and testing, on average, take 7 days in Ontario.

On the previous day, 22,442 vaccines (19,375 for the first shot and 3,067 for the second shot) had been administered as of 8 p.m. on Sunday.

More than 11.2 million people have taken two vaccine doses, accounting for 86.3 percent of the population aged 12 and up. The first dose coverage rate is now at 89.7%.

Since shots went into arms late last week, Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, told reporters on Monday that 6.4 percent of children aged 5 to 11 had already been vaccinated.

Meanwhile, 600,990 Ontario citizens have recovered from COVID-19, accounting for around 97 percent of all cases. The number of Covid cases that have been resolved has increased by 453 since the previous day.

Ontario’s number of active cases has increased to 6,816 from 6,484 the previous day and 5,597 on November 22. Active cases peaked at just over 30,000 during the second wave coronavirus outbreak in January. In April, the number of active cases surpassed 43,000.

The seven-day average has now risen to 784, up from 656 the week before. The seven-day average was approximately 350 a month ago.

In the preceding 24 hours, the administration reported 26,016 tests were processed. There are now 9,376 experiments being investigated.

The percentage of people who passed their tests was 3.5 percent. Test positive was at 3.4 percent last week.

Ontario reports 788 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Hospitalizations in the province of Ontario

COVID-19 was found in 145 people in general hospital wards in Ontario (up 23 from the previous day), 148 patients in critical care units (up 13), and 131 patients on a ventilator in intensive care units (up by 13).

As of Sunday, there are five Saskatchewan patients in Ontario hospitals, three of whom are in the intensive care unit.

According to Ontario Health officials, critical care occupancy can reach 250 to 300 people before the healthcare system is compromised, necessitating reducing some non-urgent surgeries and procedures.

The province saw as many as 900 COVID patients in ICUs and nearly 2,400 in normal hospital wards at the third wave peak, the deadliest wave for hospitalizations.

Because of the weekend, the most recent data is from Saturday. 83 people with COVID were unvaccinated, 8 were partially vaccinated, and 48 were fully vaccinated in general hospital wards. Sixty percent of individuals in ICUs were unvaccinated, three percent were partially vaccinated, and eleven percent were completely vaccinated.

As more data is collected, provincial officials expect this new dataset containing vaccination status for hospitalizations to increase and improve. There could also be a disparity due to how and when both sets of data are gathered.

Source: Global News

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