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Ontario marked highest case count since late April with 4,383 new COVID-19 cases

Since late April, Ontario has had the highest number of cases

Key takeaways:

  • Officials in Ontario reported 4,383 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the highest daily case count since late April.
  • As per the Ministry of Health, the province’s positivity rate rose to 10.7% on Wednesday after 55,381 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours.

On Wednesday, Ontario health officials reported 4,383 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily case count since late April.

The province reported 3,301 fresh cases on Saturday, 4,177 new cases on Sunday, 3,783 new cases on Monday, and 3,453 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the infection tally to 3,453 new cases today.

On April 23, officials logged 4,505 new cases, which was the last time the province reported more than 4,383 new cases in a single day.

The seven-day rolling average in Ontario is now 3,520, up from 1,514 at the same time last week.

According to the Ministry of Health, the province’s positivity rate rose to 10.7% on Wednesday after 55,381 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours. This is the highest rate since April 26, when it hit 10.9.

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Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or whose vaccination status is unknown accounted for 1,140 of the new infections reported today. The remaining 3,243 infections occurred in people who had received all of their vaccines.

According to health experts, as more people receive the vaccine, fewer infections among fully vaccinated individuals will rise.

On Wednesday, the province recorded ten new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 10,133.

At least 420 people are being treated for COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals right now. 311 of the patients are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott, while 109 are fully vaccinated.

Elliott confirmed that 168 patients are in intensive care, with 132 not fully vaccinated or unknown vaccination status and 36 fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or whose vaccination status is unknown accounted for 1,140 of the new infections reported today. The remaining 3,243 infections occurred in people who had received all of their vaccines.

According to health experts, as more people receive the vaccine, fewer infections among fully vaccinated individuals will rise.

Since late April, Ontario has had the highest number of cases
Since late April, Ontario has had the highest number of cases. Image form CP24

On Wednesday, the province recorded ten new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 10,133.

At least 420 people are being treated for COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals right now. 311 of the patients are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott, while 109 are fully vaccinated.

Elliott confirmed that 168 patients are in intensive care, with 132 not fully vaccinated or unknown vaccination status and 36 fully vaccinated.

As of Wednesday, the province had determined that 1,787 more disease cases had been resolved, bringing the total number of recovered patients in Ontario to 623,142.

According to today’s report, the whole number of lab-confirmed cases in Ontario now stands at 661,563, including deaths and recoveries.

IN ONTARIO, WHERE ARE THE NEW COVID-19 CASES?

According to officials, there were 1,284 new cases in Toronto, 479 new cases in York Region, 335 new cases in Peel Region, 238 new cases in Durham Region, and 223 new cases in Halton Region Greater Toronto Area.

Officials registered 363 new cases in Ottawa, 172 in Waterloo, 159 in Simcoe-Muskoka, 149 in Hamilton, 136 in Niagara, 111 in Middlesex-London, and 103 in the Kingston area. On Wednesday, all other regions reported fewer than 100 new cases.

According to the province’s epidemiology report, 512 children under 12 were among the 4,383 new infections reported on Wednesday.

There were also 478 cases in youth aged 12 to 19 and 1,912 cases in people aged 20 to 39 in the province.

In addition, officials discovered 1,118 cases in people aged 40 to 59, 328 cases in people aged 60 to 79, and 38 cases in people over 80.

Source: CTV News

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