Ontario reports 173 new cases of COVID-19 in schools and 614 schools with confirmed cases

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Ontario is reporting another 328 COVID-19 cases and four more deaths, According to its latest report Released Tuesday morning.

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Ontario has administered 21,310 Vaccine dosage since your last daily updateA total of 22,264,919 vaccines were given till 8 pm last night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,412,410 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. This equates to about 87.6 percent of the eligible population 12 years and older and 76.8 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

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The province says 10,852,509 people have completed their vaccinations, meaning they have had both doses. This equates to about 83.3 percent of the eligible population age 12 and older and 73.0 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

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.

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The province reported 177 confirmed COVID-19 cases in unvaccinated people, 16 partially vaccinated, and 105 fully vaccinated cases. Again, the province warns 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 is also incorporating data on COVID-19 in schools as part of its daily reporting.

Of the 4,844 schools in the province, 614 schools have reported COVID cases, or 12.68 percent.

Ontario has 173 new cases as of Tuesday, for a total of 3,788 reported school-related COVID cases.

The province says a school has 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 seven-day average is of 407 cases daily. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is 3.9 per day.

The province says 20,792 tests were completed the previous day, and the positivity rate stood at 1.5 percent.

There are currently 260 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 130 patients in intensive care testing for COVID-19. 101 people are on ventilator.

Locally, Ontario reports 52 new cases in Toronto, 60 in the Peel area, 20 in Ottawa, 20 in the York area and 19 in Windsor-Essex.

Meanwhile, the province is reporting that there have been no new deaths in long-term care, so the death toll stands at 3,823, In the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting one fewer long-term care home in the outbreak, for a total of eight or 1.3 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.

No new confirmed cases of the alpha version have been reported in the United Kingdom for the first time ever, for a total of 146,495 cases.

No new cases of the beta version have been detected in Ontario for the first time in South Africa, taking the total to 1,503 cases.

No new cases of the gamma variant have been detected in Brazil for the first time, for a total of 5,230 cases.

For the first time in India, 96 more cases of the delta variant have been reported, for a total of 19,976 cases.

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

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