TORONTO — There have been more than 17,000 so-called breakthrough cases of COVID-19 over the past year, including the full immunization of Ontario, but the number of people under the age of 60 who eventually end up in an intensive care unit are finished, there are only nine.

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Public Health Ontario has compiled a new report To check the spread of breakthrough infection in the province by 14 November.

The report provides the most detailed look at infections ever reported in Ontario and appears to support the testimony of public health experts, who have consistently argued that vaccines are extremely effective in preventing both symptomatic infections and hospitalizations.


The data shows that there have been 17,596 success cases among the more than 11 million Ontarians who have been fully vaccinated, which accounts for 3.8 percent of all lab-confirmed cases.

But it also suggests that the share of fully vaccinated people admitted to hospital is even lower, especially among those under 60.

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In fact, there are only 83 people under the age of 60 who have ended up with a single successful case of COVID-19 in the hospital in the past one year. Of those individuals, only nine of them required treatment in the intensive care unit.

As a point of comparison, a total of 8,355 unvaccinated persons below 60 years of age have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the same time period and 1,722 of them have been in ICU. treatment is required.

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Across all age groups, the number of individuals with successful infection ending up in intensive care is 81, accounting for about 1.9 percent of COVID-19 ICU admissions.

The release of the data comes as fully vaccinated individuals begin to account for an increasingly large portion of Ontario’s overall caseload, sometimes making up the majority of new infections in the province’s daily cases.

But the report’s authors caution that an increasing share of breakthrough infections are to be expected, with more than 85 percent of people age 12 and older.

They say the evidence suggests that when there are cases of COVID-19 following vaccination “there is evidence that vaccines reduce symptomatic infection, disease severity, as well as transmission.”

“As populations become more vaccinated over time, the number of post-vaccination cases will increase, including success cases,” the report said. “Even with highly effective vaccines, cases may occur among vaccinated individuals because a larger proportion of the population is being vaccinated than is being vaccinated.”

Data released by Public Health Ontario shows that the rate of COVID-19 infection among fully vaccinated individuals “has remained consistent over time”, even as many of those people are now Months have been taken off from receiving his second dose and Ontario has begun administering booster shots. A small group of individuals amid concerns of reduced immunity.

However, infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch told CP24 on Thursday morning that it also points to the need for a wider rollout of the third dose.

So far only 40 cases of successful cases of COVID-19 have been reported, which includes persons who are 14 days away from the third dose.

“If we look at the data it is very clear that we can extend or extend eligibility for the third dose,” he said. “Not all of us need a third dose and we can debate which age group would be best served by a third dose at this time, but I have to say 50 and up is the crowd. Others Can look at the data and say something else. That’s fine. But I think it’s fair to say that we should be expanding the third dose to Ontario.”