Ontario reports 306 new COVID-19 cases, as seven-day average continues to drop

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Ontario is reporting 306 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the smallest daily increase since early August. The provincial case total now stands at 593,020.

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Wednesday’s number of cases is the lowest since August 5 when 213 new cases were reported.

Of the 306 new cases reported, the data shows that 117 were unvaccinated, 14 were partially vaccinated, 104 were fully vaccinated and 11 had unknown immunization status.

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as of wednesday report good, 68 in Toronto, 32 in Windsor-Essex, 29 in York region, 20 in Ottawa, 18 in Peel region and 17 in Niagara region.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 15 new cases to the provincial report.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 9,804 as 12 more deaths have been recorded.

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

Till 8 pm on Tuesday, 29,857 vaccines (10,974 for the first shot and 18,883 for the second shot) were given in the last day.

More than 10.7 million people have been fully immunized with the two doses, which is 82.5 percent of the eligible population (12 and older). First dose coverage is 87.1 percent.

Meanwhile, 579,080 residents of Ontario are reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 97 percent of the known cases. The number of resolved cases increased by 527 as compared to the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 4,136 – lower than the previous day when it was 4,369, and down from October 6 when it was 4,579. At the peak of the second wave coronavirus in January, active cases topped 30,000. In the third wave in April, active cases topped 43,000.

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The seven-day average has now reached 500, down from 574 a week ago. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 700.

The government said 23,219 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. At present, 16,051 tests are going on.

Test positivity hit 1.7 percent. Last week, the test positivity was also at 1.7 per cent.

Hospitalized in Ontario

Ontario reports 242 people in general hospital wards with COVID-19 (up 87 from the previous day), 153 patients in intensive care units (up from four) and 124 patients in intensive care units on a ventilator (up from three) did.

In the peak of the third wave, which was the worst-ever wave of hospitalisations, the province saw 900 patients with COVID in ICUs and about 2,400 in general hospital wards.

Provincial authorities recently announced that they would start including vaccination status of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as part of their Daily COVID-19 data reporting. He notes that the new dataset will grow and improve over time as more information is collected. There may be discrepancy in how and when the information for both is collected.

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In general hospital wards with COVID, 100 were not vaccinated, 11 were partially vaccinated and 33 were fully vaccinated. For those in the ICU, 68 were not vaccinated, while 6 were partially vaccinated and 14 were fully vaccinated.

Officials listed breakdown data for the new VOCs (types of concern) discovered so far in the province, including:

“Alpha” b.1.1.7 VOCs (first detected in the United Kingdom): 146,492 cases, an increase of 5 from the previous day. This tension dominated Ontario’s third wave.

“Delta” b.1.617.2 VOCs (first detected in India): 19,448 cases, an increase of 30 from the previous day. This strain dominates the fourth wave in Ontario.

“Beta” b.1.351 VOCs (first detected in South Africa): 1,503 cases, unchanged from the previous day.

“Gamma” P.1 VOC (first detected in Brazil): 5,229 types of cases, unchanged from the previous day.

Note: It takes several days for positive COVID-19 tests to recheck for the exact version. Therefore, the daily reporting may have more divergent cases than the overall number of cases.

Here is an analysis of total cases in Ontario by gender and age:

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  • 295,269 people are male – an increase of 155 cases.
  • 293,525 people are women – an increase of 156 cases.
  • 16,808 people are under the age of four – an increase of 17 cases.
  • There are 30,746 people 5 to 11 – an increase of 51 cases.
  • 52,971 people are 12 to 19 – an increase of 37 cases.
  • 223,461 people are 20 to 39 – an increase of 87 cases.
  • 166,219 people are 59 from 40 – an increase of 72 cases.
  • 76,748 people are 79 from 60 – an increase of 33 cases.
  • 25,960 people are 80 and over – an increase of 9 cases.
  • The province notes that age or gender is not reported in all cases.

Here are the details of the total number of deaths from COVID-19 by age:

  • Deaths reported in those aged 19 and under: six
  • Reported deaths at ages 20 to 39: 98
  • Deaths reported in ages 40 to 59:679
  • Age 60 to 79: 3,196 reported deaths
  • Deaths reported in those aged 80 and over: 5,824
  • The province notes that there may be delays in reporting for deaths and data

Matters between students and staff in Ontario schools

During this, government figures show There are currently 704 out of 4,844 schools in Ontario that have at least one COVID-19 case.

On Wednesday, Ontario reported 269 new COVID-19 cases in schools – 249 among students and 1 case among 19 staff not identified.

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There are 1,357 active infections among both students and staff, compared to 1,234 active cases reported on Tuesday.

Five schools are closed due to positive cases.

Cases, deaths and outbreaks in Ontario long-term care homes

According to the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 3,822 deaths among residents and patients in long-term care homes in Ontario, unchanged from the previous day. Altogether there have been thirteen virus-related deaths among employees.

There are currently nine outbreaks in households, three fewer than the previous day.

The ministry also indicated that there are currently 29 active cases among long-term care residents and 20…

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