Ontario reports 269 new cases of COVID in schools and 704 schools with confirmed cases

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Ontario is reporting another 306 COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths, According to its latest report Released Wednesday morning.

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Ontario has 29,857 . have administered Vaccine dosage since your last daily updateA total of 22,119,312 vaccines were given till 8 pm last night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,362,377 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. This equates to about 87.2 percent of the eligible population 12 years of age and older and 76.4 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.


The province says 10,756,935 people have completed their vaccinations, meaning they have had both doses. This equates to about 82.5 percent of the eligible population age 12 and older and 72.4 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, 14 partially vaccinated, and 104 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, 704 schools have reported COVID cases, or 14.53 percent.

There are 269 new cases on Wednesday for a total of 3,359 school-related COVID cases in Ontario.

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

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

The province says 23,219 tests were completed the previous day, and the positivity rate stood at 1.7 percent.

There are currently 242 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 124 patients in intensive care testing for COVID-19. 102 people are on ventilator.

Locally, Ontario reports 68 new cases in Toronto, 32 in Windsor-Essex, 29 in the York area and 20 in Ottawa.

Meanwhile, the province is reporting that there have been no new deaths in long-term care, so the number of residents who have died stands at 3,822, In the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting three fewer long-term care homes in the outbreak, for a total of nine or 1.4 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.

Five more confirmed cases of the alpha version have been reported for the first time in the United Kingdom, for a total of 146,492 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 5,229 cases.

For the total of 19,448 cases, 30 more cases of the delta variant have been reported in India for the first time.

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

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