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Thursday, June 30, 2022

With over 1,200 new infections, Ontario sees a rise in COVID-19 cases

Ontario has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases.

Key takeaways:

  • Ontario has experienced the most new COVID-19 infections since May, with roughly 1,200 new infections.
  • In Ontario, 164 patients with COVID-19 are currently hospitalized in critical care.
  • The large majority of COVID-19 patients receiving intensive care are not properly Vaccinated.

Since May, with nearly 1,200 new infections, Ontario has had the largest number of new COVID-19 cases.

On Sunday, health officials in Ontario reported 1,184 new COVID-19 cases, the greatest number in a single day since May 28, when 1,273 infections were reported.

In the last 24 hours, no new COVID-19-related deaths have been reported in Ontario.

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The seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases in the province stands at 926, up from 760 last week.

For weeks, health experts have warned that as more people gather indoors during the winter months, the number of cases will rise.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, indicated that all modeling indicates a gradual increase in cases through January and February.

With over 1,200 new infections, Ontario has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases
With over 1,200 new infections, Ontario has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases. Image from Business Standard News

The Ministry of Health reports that the positivity rate in the province is around 3.2 percent, based on 31,735 tests processed in the last 24 hours.

On Sunday, Toronto had the newest infections in the province, with 152, followed by Simcoe-Muskoka with 96, York Region with 88, Windsor-Essex with 86, Peel Region with 81, and Ottawa with 54.

In Ontario, 164 patients with COVID-19 are currently hospitalized in critical care.

The vast majority of COVID-19 patients receiving intensive care are not properly immunized.

On Sunday, there were 557 cases of completely vaccinated persons, 536 cases of unvaccinated people, 22 cases of one dose, and  69 cases of uncertain vaccination status.

“Those who are not completely vaccinated account for 23.4 percent of Ontario’s overall population and 579 of Ontario’s 1,184 new reported cases,” Health Minister Christine Elliott stated on Twitter Sunday.

Source: CTV News

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