Ontario sees highest number of people in hospital with COVID since July

News Sep 17, 2021 by Urbi Khan Toronto Star

Ontario is reporting another 795 COVID-19 cases and five more deaths, according to its latest report released Friday morning.

Ontario has administered 35,285 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 21,318,465 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,061,902 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. That works out to approximately 84.9 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 74.4 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 10,256,563 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses. That works out to approximately 78.7 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 69.0 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province now includes data that reflects hospitalizations and cases by vaccination status. Ontario warns that the new process may cause discrepancies between other hospitalization numbers being collected using a different process, and that the data may not match daily COVID-19 case counts.

The province reports 460 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 53 were partially vaccinated, and 213 cases in fully vaccinated people. Again, the province warns the data may not match daily COVID case counts because records with a missing or invalid health card number can't be linked.

The seven-day average is at 724 cases daily, or 34.8 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 6.7 daily.

The province says 33,763 tests were completed the previous day, and a 2.4 per cent positivity rate.

There are 336 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 169 patients in intensive care testing positive for COVID-19. There are 133 people on ventilators, highest reported number since July 10.

Locally, Ontario reports 166 new cases in Toronto, 77 in Peel Region, 71 in York Region, 64 in Ottawa and 60 in Durham Region.

Meanwhile, the province is reporting that there are no new deaths in long-term care so the number of residents who have died stays the same at 3,807, in the latest report released by the province.

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

This data is self-reported by the long-term care homes to the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Daily case and death figures may not immediately match the numbers posted by the local public health units due to lags in reporting time.

There are no new confirmed cases of the Alpha variant first detected in the United Kingdom, for a cumulative total of 146,452 cases.

There are no new cases in Ontario of the Beta variant first detected in South Africa, for a cumulative total of 1,502 cases.

There are no new cases of the Gamma variant first found in Brazil, for a cumulative total of 5,227 cases.

There are 161 more cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, for a cumulative total of 16,086 cases.

Urbi Khan is a Toronto-based staff reporter for the Star. Reach her via email: urbikhan@thestar.ca

Ontario sees highest number of people in hospital with COVID since July

News Sep 17, 2021 by Urbi Khan Toronto Star

Ontario is reporting another 795 COVID-19 cases and five more deaths, according to its latest report released Friday morning.

Ontario has administered 35,285 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 21,318,465 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,061,902 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. That works out to approximately 84.9 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 74.4 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 10,256,563 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses. That works out to approximately 78.7 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 69.0 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

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The province now includes data that reflects hospitalizations and cases by vaccination status. Ontario warns that the new process may cause discrepancies between other hospitalization numbers being collected using a different process, and that the data may not match daily COVID-19 case counts.

The province reports 460 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 53 were partially vaccinated, and 213 cases in fully vaccinated people. Again, the province warns the data may not match daily COVID case counts because records with a missing or invalid health card number can't be linked.

The seven-day average is at 724 cases daily, or 34.8 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 6.7 daily.

The province says 33,763 tests were completed the previous day, and a 2.4 per cent positivity rate.

There are 336 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 169 patients in intensive care testing positive for COVID-19. There are 133 people on ventilators, highest reported number since July 10.

Locally, Ontario reports 166 new cases in Toronto, 77 in Peel Region, 71 in York Region, 64 in Ottawa and 60 in Durham Region.

Meanwhile, the province is reporting that there are no new deaths in long-term care so the number of residents who have died stays the same at 3,807, in the latest report released by the province.

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

This data is self-reported by the long-term care homes to the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Daily case and death figures may not immediately match the numbers posted by the local public health units due to lags in reporting time.

There are no new confirmed cases of the Alpha variant first detected in the United Kingdom, for a cumulative total of 146,452 cases.

There are no new cases in Ontario of the Beta variant first detected in South Africa, for a cumulative total of 1,502 cases.

There are no new cases of the Gamma variant first found in Brazil, for a cumulative total of 5,227 cases.

There are 161 more cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, for a cumulative total of 16,086 cases.

Urbi Khan is a Toronto-based staff reporter for the Star. Reach her via email: urbikhan@thestar.ca

Ontario sees highest number of people in hospital with COVID since July

News Sep 17, 2021 by Urbi Khan Toronto Star

Ontario is reporting another 795 COVID-19 cases and five more deaths, according to its latest report released Friday morning.

Ontario has administered 35,285 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 21,318,465 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,061,902 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. That works out to approximately 84.9 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 74.4 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 10,256,563 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses. That works out to approximately 78.7 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 69.0 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

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The province now includes data that reflects hospitalizations and cases by vaccination status. Ontario warns that the new process may cause discrepancies between other hospitalization numbers being collected using a different process, and that the data may not match daily COVID-19 case counts.

The province reports 460 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 53 were partially vaccinated, and 213 cases in fully vaccinated people. Again, the province warns the data may not match daily COVID case counts because records with a missing or invalid health card number can't be linked.

The seven-day average is at 724 cases daily, or 34.8 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 6.7 daily.

The province says 33,763 tests were completed the previous day, and a 2.4 per cent positivity rate.

There are 336 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 169 patients in intensive care testing positive for COVID-19. There are 133 people on ventilators, highest reported number since July 10.

Locally, Ontario reports 166 new cases in Toronto, 77 in Peel Region, 71 in York Region, 64 in Ottawa and 60 in Durham Region.

Meanwhile, the province is reporting that there are no new deaths in long-term care so the number of residents who have died stays the same at 3,807, in the latest report released by the province.

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

This data is self-reported by the long-term care homes to the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Daily case and death figures may not immediately match the numbers posted by the local public health units due to lags in reporting time.

There are no new confirmed cases of the Alpha variant first detected in the United Kingdom, for a cumulative total of 146,452 cases.

There are no new cases in Ontario of the Beta variant first detected in South Africa, for a cumulative total of 1,502 cases.

There are no new cases of the Gamma variant first found in Brazil, for a cumulative total of 5,227 cases.

There are 161 more cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, for a cumulative total of 16,086 cases.

Urbi Khan is a Toronto-based staff reporter for the Star. Reach her via email: urbikhan@thestar.ca