Ontario reaches 10,000 COVID-related deaths since start of pandemic

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Ontario is reporting three new COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday as the number of fatalities in the province hit the grim milestone of 10,000 since the start of the pandemic.

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In a 20-month Granthshala pandemic formally declared by the World Health Organization in March 2020, the province recorded its first virus-related death on March 17, 2020 – a 77-year-old man from Barrie, Ont.

Then, the first 1,000 deaths were recorded within the next six weeks until April 30, 2020. Ontario reached 5,000 deaths in the middle of a second wave on January 11, as another thousand were recorded just two and a half weeks later.


On June 19 there were more than 9,000 deaths in Ontario as it emerged from a devastating third wave, while more people were being vaccinated as supplies piled up.

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Recording the most recent 1,000 deaths took five months to reach the 10,000-death figure.

Canada has the second highest death toll in Ontario after Quebec, which has so far recorded more than 11,500 deaths attributed to COVID.

Meanwhile, 687 new COVID-19 cases were also reported on Tuesday. The provincial case total now stands at 618,490.

For comparison, last Tuesday saw 613 new cases and last Tuesday saw 481 cases. All three Tuesdays saw similar testing volumes in the 20,000 range.

Of the 687 new cases recorded, the data shows that 310 people were not vaccinated, 19 were partially vaccinated, 308 were fully vaccinated and 50 people had immunization status unknown. Was.

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Vaccination, recovery, testing, average of 7 days in Ontario

Till 8 pm on Monday, 27,129 vaccines (21,456 for the first shot and 5,673 for the second shot) were given in the last day.

More than 11.2 million people are fully immunized with the two doses, which is 86.4 percent of the population age 12 and older. The coverage of the first dose is 89.9 percent.

Ontario’s 601,550 residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 97 percent of the known cases. The number of resolved cases increased by 560 as compared to the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 6,940 – up from 6,816 the previous day, and up from November 23 when it was 5,487. At the peak of the second wave coronavirus in January, active cases topped 30,000. Active cases rose to above 43,000 in the third wave in April.

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The seven-day average now stands at 794, up from 675 a week ago. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 350.

The government said that 21476 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. At present, 15,824 tests are under investigation.

Test positivity hits 3 percent. Last week, the test positivity stood at 3.1 per cent.

more to come.

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