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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Ontario has reported 1,536 new cases of COVID-19, with a 5.5 % positivity rate

COVID-19 cases have increased to 1,536 in Ontario, with a 5.5 % positivity rate

Key takeaways:

  • On Monday, Ontario received another 1,536 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the province’s COVID-19 positivity rate to its highest in months.
  • According to Monday’s report, the number of cases reported in Ontario over the last seven days has risen to 1,328. 

On Monday, another 1,536 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ontario, bringing the province’s COVID-19 positivity rate to its highest level in months.

809 new infections were discovered in fully vaccinated individuals, 601 in unvaccinated individuals, and 33 in partially vaccinated individuals. The remaining 93 cases’ vaccination status is unknown.

According to Monday’s report, the number of cases reported in Ontario over the last seven days has risen to 1,328. That number was 940 a week ago, and it was 783 the week before.

With 38,331 tests processed in the last 24 hours, Ontario’s COVID-19 positivity rate has risen to 5.5 percent, the highest level since May 25, when it hit 6.2 percent.

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Since the pandemic’s beginning, Ontario has recorded 633,683 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 612,066 recoveries and 10,079 deaths.

There are currently 253 people in hospitals with COVID-19, with 161 in intensive care. The province did not release the vaccination status of those hospitalized with a novel coronavirus-related illness.

ARE THE NEW COVID-19 CASES REPORTED?

According to provincial data, the majority of Monday’s cases were found in Toronto (255), Kingston (142), York Region (139), and Ottawa (116).

Peel Region (89), Windsor-Essex (82), Halton Region (75), and Simcoe Muskoka (all reported high case numbers) (73).

COVID-19 cases have increased to 1,536 in Ontario, with a 5.5 % positivity rate
COVID-19 cases have increased to 1,536 in Ontario, with a 5.5 % positivity rate. Image from iHeartRadio

A total of 214 infections have been reported in schools throughout the province. There are 189 students and 23 staff members involved in these cases. The remaining two cases have yet to be identified.

COVID-19 has been confirmed in 944 of the province’s 4,844 schools, resulting in the closure of 20 facilities.

VACCINATION UPDATES

Today, 90.3 percent of Ontarians over the age of 12 have received a COVID-19 vaccine, with 87.6 percent receiving two doses, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.

The province’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign, which began one year ago tomorrow, has resulted in the administration of 24,484,629 shots.

Source: CTV News

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