Ontario reports 780 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

Ontario is reporting new 780 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as the number continues to grow weekly. The total number of provincial cases is now 619,270.


By comparison, last Wednesday saw 591 new cases and the previous Wednesday 512 cases. All three Wednesdays had similar test volumes in the 30,000 range.

Of the 780 new cases recorded, the figures show 369 unvaccinated, 24 partially vaccinated, 336 fully vaccinated, and 51 with unknown vaccination status.

According to Wednesday of The report, 96 cases were recorded in Toronto, 88 cases in Windsor-Essex, 64 cases in Simcoe Muskoka, 56 cases in Sudbury, 44 cases in Ottawa and 43 cases in Waterloo. All other local public health units reported fewer than 40 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province has risen to 10,005 as five more deaths have been reported.

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Meanwhile, 602,515 Ontario residents are reported to have recovered from COVID-19, about 97% of known cases. The number of resolved cases increased by 965 compared to the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 6,750—down from the day before at 6,940, but up from November 24 when it was at 5,407. At the height of the second wave of coronavirus spikes in January, active cases were just above 30,000. In the third wave in April, active cases topped 43,000.

The seven-day average has now reached 821, up from the previous week’s 686. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 350.

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The government said 35,364 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours. There are 16,736 tests currently under investigation.

The test’s positivity reached 3.1%. Last week, the test’s positivity was 2.5%.

Hospitalization in Ontario

Ontario says 296 people in general hospital wards were infected with COVID-19 (up 30 people from the previous day) with 155 patients in the intensive care unit (up two) and 137 patients in the care unit. specially by ventilator (increase by two).

As of Tuesday, there are four patients from Saskatchewan hospitals in Ontario, three of them in the ICU.

Ontario Health officials recently said intensive care capacity could reach between 250 or 300 patients before the health care system is impacted and require an increase in certain surgeries and procedures. emergency.

During the third peak, the worst of the hospitalizations, the province had as many as 900 patients in ICUs with COVID and nearly 2,400 patients in general hospitals.

For general hospitals with COVID, 94 were unvaccinated, 12 were partially vaccinated, and 50 were fully vaccinated. For those in ICUs, 59 were unvaccinated while 5 were partially vaccinated and 22 were fully vaccinated.

Provincial officials take note of this New dataset with vaccination status for hospitalized cases will develop and improve over time as more information is gathered. There may also be differences due to how and when information is collected for both.

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Below is a breakdown of total cases in Ontario by sex and age:

  • Men are 309,582 people – an increase of 415 cases.
  • 307,500 were female – an increase of 358 cases.
  • 18,090 people under 4 years old – an increase of 43 cases.
  • 35,169 people from 5 to 11 people – an increase of 137 cases.
  • 55,005 people from 12 to 19 people – an increase of 61 cases.
  • 231,340 people from 20 to 39 – an increase of 214 cases.
  • 172,803 people from 40 to 59 – an increase of 200 cases.
  • 80,126 people from 60 to 79 people – an increase of 105 cases.
  • 26,628 people aged 80 and over – an increase of 20 cases.
  • The province notes that not all cases have reported age or sex.

Here is a breakdown of total COVID-19 related deaths by age:

  • Deaths reported aged 19 and under: Seven
  • Deaths reported between the ages of 20 and 39: 107 (+1)
  • Deaths reported between the ages of 40 and 59: 698 (+2)
  • Number of deaths reported between the ages of 60 and 79: 3,290 (+1)
  • Number of deaths reported aged 80 and over: 5,902 (+1)
  • The province notes that there may be delays in reporting deaths and data

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

According to the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 3,824 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, a number unchanged from the previous day. A total of 13 virus-related deaths were reported among employees.

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There are four current outbreaks in the home, down one from the previous day.

The ministry also pointed out that there are now four positive cases among people in long-term care and 18 positive cases among staff – down two and eight down in the past day, respectively.

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