Ontario Independent

Thursday, June 30, 2022

The seven-day average continues to rise in Ontario, with 780 new COVID-19 cases reported

Key takeaways:

  • In Ontario, health officials recorded 780 new COVID-19 cases, as well as six further COVID-19-related deaths.
  • The province’s positivity rate is around 3.1 percent, with slightly over 35,300 tests processed in the last 24 hours.

On Wednesday, health officials in Ontario reported an additional 780 new COVID-19 cases, as well as six further COVID-19-related deaths.

Over the last week, Ontario had seen more than 700 infections every day on average, except for Tuesday, when there were 687 cases.

COVID-19 instances were reported in 788 cases on Monday, 964 on Sunday, and 854 on Saturday.

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As a result, the seven-day rolling average of daily illnesses in Ontario has risen to around 821 on Wednesday. This is a huge increase from the previous week when the figure was 692.

On June 4, the seven-day average reached a record high.

The province’s positivity rate is around 3.1 percent, with slightly over 35,300 tests processed in the last 24 hours.

6 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours; however, one death has been deleted from the total count owing to data cleaning, bringing the total to 10,005.

At least 155 people are being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units right now. 133 of the patients, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott, are not completely vaccinated or have an uncertain immunization status.

Other vaccination data is now unavailable owing to technical issues, according to the province.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 619,270 lab-confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Ontario, including fatalities and recoveries.

Ontario logs 780 new COVID-19 cases as seven-day average continues to rise

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE COVID-19 CASES?

On Wednesday, Toronto (98), Windsor-Essex (88), and Simcoe-Muskoka were the public health units reporting the most COVID-19 illnesses (64).

According to the epidemiology report, there were 56 instances in Sudbury and its areas, 44 in Ottawa, 43 in Waterloo, 37 in Durham Region, 33 in Hamilton, and 32 in Kingston.

Infections were documented in less than 30 communities throughout the rest of the state.

According to the statistics, 180 COVID-19 cases were reported in children under 12, with another 61 infections reported in children aged 12 to 19.

Officials recorded 185 school-related illnesses on Wednesday. A total of 167 infections were found in students. COVID-19 has forced the closure of thirteen schools in Ontario.

In Ontario, 43 cases have been confirmed in child-care centers and residences, with 32 infections in children. Fifteen facilities have been shut down.

There were 214 cases in adults aged 20 to 39 and 200 infections in people aged 40 to 59.

In seniors above the age of 60, there are 125 cases.

Four cases of the novel Omicron strain have been identified in Ontario as of Tuesday. To fight the spread of the B.1.1.529 strain, Canada is imposing stringent testing procedures on all air travelers arriving from outside the country.

Source: Global News

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