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Saturday, January 29, 2022

With 4,177 new infections, Ontario has the highest case count since April

Ontario has the highest case count since April

Key takeaways:

  • The highest number of daily cases has been reported since April 23, when the province recorded 4,505 new infections.
  • According to today’s report, the whole number of lab-confirmed cases in Ontario now stands at 649,943, including deaths and recoveries.

On Sunday, Ontario health officials reported 4,177 new cases of COVID-19.

Since April 23, when the province recorded 4,505 new infections, the highest number of daily cases was reported.

Officials have recorded two new deaths in addition to the new cases reported today, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province to 10,113.

The seven-day rolling average in Ontario is now 2,542, up from 1,235 at the same time last week.

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Officials recorded 3,301 new cases on Saturday, 3,124 new cases on Friday, and 2,421 new cases on Thursday.

The Ministry of Health reports that the positivity rate in the province is around 8.7%, based on 51,151 tests processed in the last 24 hours.

905 cases involved unvaccinated people, 142 cases involved partially vaccinated people, and 153 cases involved people whose vaccination status was unknown. The remaining 2,977 infections occurred in people who had received all of their vaccines.

According to health experts, as many people get both of their shots, the number of COVID-19 infections found in fully vaccinated people will naturally rise. Vaccination helps to reduce the risk of COVID-19-related severe symptoms and hospitalization.

COVID-19 has put at least 283 people in hospitals and 159 patients in intensive care, according to the province. On Sunday, they didn’t break down hospital and ICU admissions based on vaccination status.

As of Sunday, the province had determined that 1,210 more cases of the virus had been resolved, bringing the total number of recovered patients in Ontario to 618,983.

Ontario has the highest case count since April.
Ontario has the highest case count since April. image from CP24

According to today’s report, the whole number of lab-confirmed cases in Ontario now stands at 649,943, including deaths and recoveries.

On Friday, the province declared new health and safety measures to stop the Omicron variant from spreading.

Indoor gatherings had shrunk from 25 to 10 people as of Sunday. The number of people who can gather outside has also been reduced to 25.

In addition, capacity limits of 50% are being reintroduced in most indoor settings across Ontario. Restaurants and bars, personal care services, retailers, and shopping malls all fall into this category.

ARE THE NEW COVID-19 CASES AVAILABLE?

Officials reported 1,039 new cases in Toronto, 311 new cases in Peel Region, 365 new cases in York Region, 245 new cases in Halton, and 240 new cases in Durham Region in the Greater Toronto Area.

Outside of the GTA, Hamilton (175), Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (129), Middlesex-London (136), Niagara (107), Ottawa (334), Waterloo (137), Simcoe-Muskoka (173), and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (173) all reported more than 100 new infections (126).

According to the province’s epidemiology report, 583 children under 12 were among the 4,177 new infections reported on Sunday.

There were also 411 cases in youth aged 12 to 19 and 1,799 cases in people aged 20 to 39 in the province.

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

According to the province, 11,359,730 people in Ontario have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and are now fully immune to the virus.

Officials said 140,827 doses of the vaccine were given to residents of Ontario in the last 24 hours.

Since the rollout began last year, the province has administered over 25.3 million vaccine doses.

Source: CTV News

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