Ontario reports fewest new COVID-19 cases in over 2 months

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Ontario is reporting 306 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional virus-related deaths on Wednesday.

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Health Minister Christine Elliott says 202 cases are in individuals who have not been fully vaccinated or who have unknown immunization status and 104 in fully vaccinated individuals.

This marks the smallest daily increase of new cases in the province since August 5.


The average of cases lasting seven days has come down to 500, the lowest level since August 19.

graphic courtesy @jkwan_md

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In the last 24 hours, 23,219 tests were completed for a test positivity rate of 1.7 per cent. This corresponds to the lowest positivity rate in the province since the beginning of August.

The province gave another 29,857 vaccine doses. Now 87.2 percent of Ontarians 12 and older who have received at least one dose, 82.5 percent are now fully vaccinated.

There are now 153 people in ICU due to COVID-19 complications and 102 of them are on ventilator.

Ontario COVID-19 ICU Data Oct.  13

graphic courtesy @jkwan_md

The province is reporting another 269 school-related cases among students and staff. As of Wednesday, about 15 percent of schools in the province have at least one COVID-19 case and five schools are closed because of the outbreak.

Toronto Public Health (TPH) Close Silverthorne Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke and shifted all classes to distance learning due to the outbreak of COVID-19. TPH says the school could be closed for up to 10 days as they investigate the outbreak.

This is the first school in Toronto to close completely since the new school year began in September.

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