Ontario is reporting 927 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as the number continues to grow weekly and for the first time since early September, the number is higher than 900. The province’s total cases are now 615,197.
By comparison, last Friday had 793 new cases and the previous Friday 598. All three Fridays had similar testing volumes in the 30,000 range.
Of the 927 new cases recorded, data show 467 unvaccinated, 27 partially vaccinated, 378 fully vaccinated, and 55 with unknown vaccination status.
According to Friday’s report, 129 cases were recorded in Toronto, 73 in Simcoe Muskoka, 62 in Windsor-Essex, 54 in Peel Region, 53 in Ottawa and 52 in York Region All local public health units Others reported less than 50 new cases in provincial reports.
The death toll in the province rose to 9,91 as six more deaths were reported.
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As of 8 p.m. Thursday, 19,820 vaccines (12,228 for the first dose and 7,592 for the second) had been administered in the last day.
There are more than 11.2 million people fully vaccinated with two doses, accounting for 86.2% of the population aged 12 and over. The first dose coverage rate was 89.2%.
Meanwhile, 599,399 Ontario residents are reported to have recovered from COVID-19, representing about 97% of known cases. The number of resolved cases increased by 666 compared to the previous day.
Active cases in Ontario now stand at 5,807—up from the previous day at 5,552 and up from November 19 when it was at 5,094. At the height of the second coronavirus spike in January, active cases reached just above 30,000. In the third wave in April, active cases topped 43,000.
The seven-day average has now reached 711, up from the previous week’s 625. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 350.
The government said 33,901 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours. There are 15,153 tests currently under investigation.
The positivity of the test reached 3%. Last week, the test’s positivity was 2.6%.
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Hospitalization in Ontario
Ontario reports 268 people in general hospital wards with COVID-19 (up 11 from the previous day) with 140 patients in the intensive care unit (up three) and 121 patients in the ward specially by ventilator (increase by four).
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, 89 were unvaccinated, 9 were partially vaccinated, and 47 were fully vaccinated. As for those in ICUs, 62 were unvaccinated while 3 were partially vaccinated and 10 were fully vaccinated.
Provincial officials note that this new dataset with immunization status for hospital admissions will grow and improve over time as more information is gathered. There may also be differences due to how and when information is collected for both.
More will come.
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