- More than 1,400 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Ontario, with five more virus-related deaths, bringing the test positivity rate to a seven-month high.
- The effective reproductive (RT) number is 4.1, which means that every 100 new cases of Omicron will result in 410 secondary infections.
On Tuesday, Ontario reported more than 1,400 new COVID-19 cases and five more virus-related deaths, bringing the test positivity rate to a seven-month high.
Today, 1,429 new coronavirus infections were reported, down from 1,536 the day before but up from 928 the week before.
The seven-day rolling average has climbed to 1,400 today, up from 975 a week ago, as case counts have increased over the last month.
The average hasn’t been this high since May 27, when it was 1,441.
In the most recent cases, 809 people have been fully vaccinated, 493 have been unvaccinated, 33 have been partially vaccinated, and 94 have had their vaccination status unknown.
More than 85% of Ontarians aged five and up have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 80% receiving two doses and being considered fully vaccinated.
A group of long-term care home employees in Toronto became the first people in the county to receive the COVID-19 vaccine one year ago today.
In the last 24 hours, another 930 people have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 12,032.
According to the Ministry of Health, the five deaths reported today occurred within the last month, bringing the number of virus-related deaths to 10,084.
According to the ministry, Ontario labs processed 33,400 tests yesterday, resulting in a positivity rate of 6.6 percent, the highest since May 18 when it was 7.6 percent.
The positivity rate was 3.8 percent a week ago at this time.
239 new cases were reported in Toronto, 103 in Peel Region, 128 in York, 74 in Durham, and 58 in Halton in the Greater Toronto Area.
Ottawa reported 120 new cases in other parts of Ontario, while Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington had 85, Middlesex-London had 84, and Simcoe Muskoka had 68.
According to the ministry, the virus has infected 385 people in Ontario hospitals, 162 of them in intensive care units.
131 ICU patients are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott, while 31 are fully vaccinated.
Omicron is expected to become the dominant strain in Ontario this week, according to the scientific director of Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.
“This is historical information. This is unheard of. This week, Omicron will become the province’s dominant variant… People have no idea the magnitude of what we’re talking about. It’s extremely difficult. “CP24 spoke with Dr. Peter Jüni.
According to the table, Omicron doubling time in Ontario is three days. The effective reproductive (RT) number is 4.1, which means that every 100 new cases of Omicron will result in 410 secondary infections. The RT value of all COVID-19 variants combined is 1.32.
Since January 2020, there have been 635,112 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases and 612,996 coronavirus recoveries in Ontario.
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