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Ontario had the highest daily COVID-19 case number since May

Since May, Ontario has had the highest daily COVID-19 case count.

Key takeaways:

  • With 1,290 new infections identified, Ontario health officials reported the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases since late May.
  • According to the province, at least 309 people have been admitted to hospitals due to COVID-19. 

On Thursday, Ontario health officials reported the most significant number of daily COVID-19 cases since late May, with 1,290 new infections documented.

In addition to the new cases registered today, ten more deaths were reported, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province to 10,054.

Today’s case total follows 1,009 new cases reported on Wednesday, 928 new cases reported on Tuesday, and 887 new cases reported on Monday.

The seven-day rolling average in Ontario is presently at 1,055, up from 851 at this time last week.

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The Ministry of Health reports that the province’s positivity rate is around 3.5 percent, based on 40,242 tests processed in the last 24 hours.

548 instances involved unvaccinated persons, 42 cases involved partially vaccinated people, and 83 cases involved people whose vaccination status was unknown. The remaining 617 infections occurred in patients who had received all of their vaccines.

According to health experts, as more people get both of their doses, the frequency of COVID-19 infections found in fully vaccinated persons will naturally rise. Vaccination helps to lower the incidence of COVID-19-related severe symptoms and hospitalization.

According to the province, at least 309 people have been admitted to hospitals due to COVID-19. 196 people were admitted to the hospital in the last 24 hours, with 106 of them being unvaccinated, eight being partially vaccinated, and 77 being completely vaccinated.

According to the province, COVID-19 has forced 155 individuals into intensive care.

As of Thursday, the province has determined that 970 more cases of the virus had been fixed, bringing the total number of recovered patients in Ontario to 608,896.

With today’s data, Ontario now has a total of 627,611 lab-confirmed cases, including fatalities and recoveries.

Since May, Ontario has had the highest daily COVID-19 case count.
Since May, Ontario has had the highest daily COVID-19 case count. Image from CBC News

ARE THE NEW COVID-19 CASES AVAILABLE?

Officials recorded 206 new cases in Toronto, 71 new cases in Peel Region, 66 new cases in York Region, 37 new cases in Halton, and 59 new cases in Durham Region in the Greater Toronto Area.

Outside of the GTA, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (98), Simcoe-Muskoka (103), and Windsor-Essex each reported more than 50 new illnesses (115).

Only 50 new instances of the virus were recorded in the other locations.

274 of the 1,290 new infections reported on Thursday, according to the province’s epidemiology report, were in youngsters under the age of 12.

There were also 111 cases in teenagers aged 12 to 19 and 408 cases in persons aged 20 to 39 in the province.

On Thursday, 227 COVID-19 cases were reported in schools across Ontario. Of the infections found in schools, 198 were registered in students, 24 were staff, and 5 were unknown individuals.

There are currently 884 schools with at least one confirmed case, with 13 facilities shuttered as a result.

IN ONTARIO, OVER 11.3 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED.

According to the province, 11,311,453 persons in Ontario have gotten both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and are now totally immune to the virus.

Officials said 75,093 doses of the vaccination were given to citizens of Ontario in the last 24 hours.

Since the deployment began last year, the province has administered little over 24.2 million vaccination doses.

Source: CTV News

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