Province says more than 9 per cent of Ontario schools now have confirmed COVID cases

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Ontario is reporting another 610 COVID-19 cases and two more deaths, According to its latest report Released on Monday morning.

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Ontario has administered 16,712 Vaccine dosage since your last daily update, which is another reduced daily dose of vaccine given since September 13. In all, 21,404,362 vaccines have been given till 8 pm last night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,094,649 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. This equates to about 85.1 percent of the eligible population age 12 and older and 74.6 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

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The province says 10,309,713 people have completed their vaccinations, meaning they have had both doses. This equates to about 79.1 percent of the eligible population age 12 and older and 69.4 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 362 confirmed COVID-19 cases in unvaccinated people, 43 partially vaccinated, and 152 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 says hospitalization data based on vaccination status will not be updated on Sunday and Monday due to incomplete weekend reporting.

The province says 23,864 tests were completed the previous day, and the positivity rate stood at 2.7 percent.

There are currently 233 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, with 156 patients testing positive for COVID-19 in intensive care testing. 123 people are on ventilator.

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, 444 schools have reported COVID cases, or 9.17 percent.

Ontario reported 138 new cases on Monday for a total of 751 reported school-related COVID cases.

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

Locally, Ontario reports 126 new cases in Toronto, 100 in the Peel area, 71 in the York area, and 54 in Ottawa.

Meanwhile, the province is reporting that there have been no new deaths in long-term care, so the death toll remains at 3,811. In the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting no new long-term care homes in the outbreak, for a total of eight or 1.3 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.

Another confirmed case of the alpha version has been reported for the first time in the United Kingdom, for a total of 146,453 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 5,229 cases.

For the first time, 23 more cases of the Delta variant have been reported in India, taking the total to 16,755 cases.

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