- More than 2,400 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Ontario, bringing the province’s COVID-19 positivity rate to 7%.
- The Ministry of Health reports that the province’s positivity rate is now around 7%, with just over 54,700 tests processed in the last 24 hours.
For the first time in seven months, Ontario has reported more than 2,400 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the province’s positivity rate to 7%.
On Thursday morning, health officials in Ontario reported 2,421 infections and nine deaths linked to the disease.
Ontario’s daily case count reached an all-time high on May 15, when 2,584 cases of the novel coronavirus were reported.
COVID-19 cases reported daily in Ontario have steadily increased recently, with 1,429 infections reported on Tuesday and 1,808 infections reported on Wednesday.
The seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases in the province is now around 1,674, up from 1,055 the week before.
The Ministry of Health reports that the province’s positivity rate is now around 7%, with just over 54,700 tests processed in the last 24 hours. On May 18, the positivity rate was at an all-time high.
COVID-19 has hospitalized 328 people, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott, with 256 of them not fully vaccinated or with unknown vaccination status.
In Ontario’s intensive care units, at least 165 people are treated for COVID-19. 141 of the patients, according to Minister of Health Christine Elliott, are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.
758 of the infections reported Thursday were in people who were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, while 1,530 were in people who were fully vaccinated, according to the province. One hundred and thirty-three cases are in people who haven’t been vaccinated.
As the number of people who get the vaccine rises, health officials say it’s normal to see more fully vaccinated people contract COVID-19. The risk of hospitalization due to the novel coronavirus continues to be reduced by vaccination.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE COVID-19 CASES?
Public health units across Ontario have reported over 100 cases of the coronavirus.
As per the province’s epidemiology report, there are 505 cases in Toronto, 206 in Ottawa, 190 in Kingston, 153 in Peel Region, 143 in York Region, 1’30 in Windsor-Essex, 115 in Niagara, 115 in Halton, and 107 in Simcoe-Muskoka.
378 of the infections reported on Thursday are in children under 12, and 241 are in youth aged 12 to 19.
Officials are also reporting 335 new COVID-19 cases at schools, with 278 infections in students and 47 in staff. COVID-19 has forced the closure of sixty schools in Ontario.
Between the ages of 20 and 39, there are 938 infections, and between the ages of 40 and 59, there are 638 infections.
Two hundred and twenty-two cases in people over the age of 60 were reported.
More than 90% of Ontarians aged 12 and up have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and nearly 80% have received both doses.
Source: CTV News
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