Ontario has reported nearly 7,000 school-related COVID cases since the school year started

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Ontario is reporting another 748 COVID-19 cases and five more deaths, According to its latest report Released on Thursday morning.

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Ontario has 12,566 . have administered Vaccine dosage since your last daily updateA total of 22,845,723 vaccines were given till 8 pm last night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,614,857 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. This equates to approximately 89.1 percent of the eligible population 12 years of age and older and 78.1 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

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The province says 11,230,866 people have completed their vaccinations, meaning they have had both doses. This equates to about 86.2 percent of the eligible population 12 years and older and 75.6 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

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The province now includes data that shows Hospitalization and cases according to vaccination status, Ontario has warned that there could be discrepancies between other hospitalization numbers being collected using a process different from the new one, and that the data may not match the number of daily COVID-19 cases.

The province reported 356 confirmed COVID-19 cases in unvaccinated people, 19 partially vaccinated, and 329 fully vaccinated cases. Again, the province has warned that the data may not match the number of daily COVID cases because records with missing or invalid health card numbers cannot be linked.

The province says hospitalization data based on vaccination status will not be updated on Sunday and Monday due to incomplete weekend reporting.

The province is also incorporating data on COVID-19 in schools as part of its daily reporting.

Of the 4,844 schools in the province, 694 schools have reported COVID cases, or 14.33 percent.

Ontario reported 154 new cases on Thursday for a total of 6,945 reported school-related COVID cases.

The province says 16 schools have closed due to outbreak or operational reasons. This does not include regional shutdowns in the local public health unit area.

Use Star’s Tracker tool to find out if there are COVID cases at your child’s school.

The province says 33,932 tests were completed the previous day, and the positivity rate stood at 2.6 percent.

There are currently 257 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, with 117 patients testing positive for COVID-19 in intensive care testing. 87 people are on ventilator.

Locally, Ontario reports 77 new cases in Toronto, 57 in Windsor-Essex, 48 in the Peel area, 45 in Ottawa, 43 in the York area and 28 in the Halton area.

Meanwhile, the province is reporting that there have been no new deaths in long-term care, so the death toll remains at 3,824. In the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting no new long-term care homes in the outbreak, for a total of four or 0.6 percent of LTC homes in the province.

This data is self-reported by long-term care homes to the ministry of long-term care. Daily case and death figures may not immediately match the numbers posted by local public health units due to delays in reporting times.

Urbi Khan is a Toronto-based staff reporter for Star. Reach him via email: [email protected]

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