Ontario is reporting 463 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the lowest daily caseload it has seen in five weeks. The provincial case total now stands at 581,231.
This is the lowest number of confirmed cases in a 24-hour period since August 17 when 348 new infections were recorded. Test positivity also fell below 2 per cent, which too has not been seen since August 11.
Of the 463 new cases recorded, the data showed that 278 were non-vaccinated people, 21 were partially vaccinated, 131 were fully vaccinated and 33 had unknown immunization status.
as of wednesday report good, 93 in Toronto, 54 in Ottawa, 48 in Windsor-Essex, 41 in Peel area, 30 in York area and 27 in Hamilton.
All other local public health units reported fewer than 25 new cases to the provincial report.
The death toll in the province has risen to 9,632, as seven more virus-related deaths have been recorded.
Vaccination, recovery, testing, average of 7 days in Ontario
As of 8 pm on Tuesday, 40,596 vaccines (16,477 for the first shot and 24,119 for the second shot) were given in the last day.
More than 10.3 million people have been fully immunized with the two doses, which is 79.4 percent of the eligible population (12 and older). First dose coverage is 85.3 percent.
Meanwhile, Ontario’s 565,710 residents are reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 97 percent of the known cases. There was an increase of 783 in the resolved cases as compared to the previous day.
Active cases in Ontario now stand at 5,851 – lower than the previous day when it was 6,178, and lower than on September 15 when it was 5,936. 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.
The seven-day average is now at 692, lower than yesterday’s 710, and lower than last week’s when it was 722. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 600.
The government said 39,092 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 19,259 tests awaiting results.
Test positivity reached 1.8 per cent for the first time since August, falling below two per cent. Last week, the test positivity stood at 2.5 per cent.
Hospitalized in Ontario
Ontario has reported 187 patients (up from 12) in intensive care units with COVID-19 (down 31 from the previous day) in general hospital wards and 162 patients in ICUs with one ventilator (up from seven). With 299 people reported.
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.
In general hospital wards with COVID, 122 were not vaccinated, 8 were partially vaccinated and 28 were fully vaccinated. For those in the ICU, 101 were not vaccinated, while 10 were partially vaccinated and 9 were fully vaccinated.
In the peak of the third wave, which was the worst wave to ever cause hospitalizations, the province saw more than 900 patients with COVID in ICUs. The province’s figures have recorded a total of 5,788 patients who are in ICU so far, including 29,662 patients hospitalized due to COVID since the start of the pandemic.
Types of Anxiety in Ontario
Officials listed breakdown data for the new VOCs (types of concern) discovered so far in the province, including:
“alpha” b.1.1.7 VOC (first detected in the United Kingdom): 146,452 type cases, of which one case was removed. This tension dominated Ontario’s third wave.
“Delta” b.1.617.2 VOCs (first detected in India): 17,594 types of cases, up from 650 from the previous day. This strain dominates the fourth wave in Ontario.
“Beta” b.1.351 VOCs (first detected in South Africa): 1,502 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:
- 289,581 people are male – an increase of 216 cases.
- 287,593 people are women – an increase of 256 cases.
- 16,163 people are under the age of four – an increase of 28 cases.
- 28,978 people are 5 to 11 – an increase of 62 cases.
- There are 51,864 people 12 to 19 – an increase of 44 cases.
- There are 219,473 people from 20 to 39 – an increase of 175 cases.
- 163,436 people are 40 to 59 – an increase of 89 cases.
- 75,588 people are 79 from 60 – an increase of 51 cases.
- There are 25,720 people 80 and over – an increase of 14 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: 56
- Deaths reported in ages 20 to 39: 95
- Deaths reported in ages 40 to 59: 654 years
- Deaths reported between the ages of 60 and 79: 3,141
- Deaths reported in people age 80 and older: 5,773
- 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 660 of 4,844 schools in Ontario with at least one COVID-19 case.
On Wednesday, Ontario reported 179 new COVID-19 cases in schools – 153 among students, 19 among staff and 7 cases among individuals who were not identified.
There are 1,121 active infections in both students and staff, an increase compared to the 1,009 active cases reported on the previous day.