Ontario reaches grim milestone of 10,000 COVID deaths with 687 new cases Tuesday

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Ontario is reporting another 687 COVID-19 cases and three more deaths, According to its latest report Released Tuesday morning.

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Ontario has 27,129 . have administered Vaccine dosage since your last daily updateA total of 22,978,037 vaccines were given till 8 pm last night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,718,308 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. This equates to about 89.9 percent of the eligible population age 12 and older and 78.8 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

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The province says 11,259,729 people have completed their vaccinations, meaning they have had both doses. This equates to about 86.4 percent of the eligible population 12 years and older and 75.7 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’s report found 310 confirmed COVID-19 cases in unvaccinated people, 19 partially vaccinated, and 308 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, 749 schools have reported COVID cases, or 15.46 percent.

Ontario has 320 new cases on Tuesday for a total of 7,560 reported school-related COVID cases.

The province says 12 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 21,476 tests were completed in the past day, and a 3.0 percent positivity rate.

There are currently 266 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 137 patients in intensive care testing for COVID-19. There are 96 people on ventilators, the highest number reported since October 24.

Locally, Ontario reports 94 new cases in Toronto, 71 in Windsor-Essex, 60 in the Peel area, 47 in the Halton area and 30 in the York 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 one fewer long-term care home in the outbreak, for a total of three or 0.5 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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