Ontario reports 593 new COVID cases, more than 6% of schools with COVID cases

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Ontario is reporting another 593 COVID-19 cases and five more deaths. The province says there were four deaths this month, and one more than a month ago, and is being reported as part of a data cleanup, According to the latest report of the province Released Wednesday morning.

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Ontario has administered 35,691 Vaccine dosage since your last daily updateA total of 21,247,717 vaccines were given till 8 pm last night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,031,766 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. This equates to about 84.6 percent of the eligible population age 12 and older and 74.2 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

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The province says 10,215,951 people have completed their vaccinations, meaning they have had both doses. This equates to about 78.4 percent of the eligible population age 12 and older and 68.7 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province now reports Hospitalization and cases according to vaccination status. Ontario is warning that this process may cause discrepancies between other hospitalization numbers being collected using a different process, and that the data may not match the number of daily COVID-19 cases .

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The province says 348 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 44 were partially vaccinated, and 146 cases were fully vaccinated. 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 says 33,220 tests were completed the previous day, and the positivity rate stood at 2.5 percent.

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, 299 schools have a COVID case, or 6.17 percent.

Ontario reported 168 new cases on Wednesday for a total of 486 reported school-related COVID cases.

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

There are currently 346 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, with 165 patients currently testing positive for COVID-19 in intensive care testing. 125 people are on ventilator, which is the highest since July 11.

Locally, Ontario reports 141 new cases in Toronto, 61 in the Peel area, 46 in Ottawa, 45 in Windsor-Essex and 39 in the York area.

Meanwhile, another resident in long-term care has died of a total of 3,806 since the pandemic began, In the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting no new long-term care homes in the outbreak, for a total of seven or 1.1 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.

Four fewer confirmed cases of the alpha version have been reported for the first time in the United Kingdom, for a total of 146,451 cases.

No new cases of the beta version have been detected in Ontario for the first time in South Africa, taking the total to 1,502 cases.

No new cases of the gamma variant have been detected in Brazil for the first time, for a total of 5,227 cases.

For the first time, 411 more cases of the delta variant have been reported in India, taking the total to 15,689 cases.

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

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