Ontario says there are now more than 800 schools in the province with a reported case of COVID-19

News Sep 28, 2021 by Urbi Khan Toronto Star

Ontario is reporting another 466 COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths. Of the 11, two of the deaths occurred more than one month ago and are being added to the cumulative count due to a data cleanup, according to the province’s latest report released Tuesday morning.

Ontario has administered 31,855 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 21,704,159 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,210,437 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. That works out to approximately 86.0 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 75.4 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 10,493,722 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses. That works out to approximately 80.5 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 70.6 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 277 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 27 were partially vaccinated, and 119 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 province is also including data on COVID-19 in schools as part of its daily reporting.

There are 808 schools with a reported case of COVID out of 4,844 schools in the province, or 16.68 per cent.

There are 280 new cases reported Tuesday for a total of 1,867 reported school-related COVID cases in Ontario.

The province says one school has closed due to outbreak or operational considerations. It does not include regional closures in a local public health unit area.

To find out if there are COVID cases at your child’s school, use the Star's tracker tool to search.

The province says 23,785 tests were completed the previous day, and a 2.1 per cent positivity rate.

There are 315 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 152 patients in intensive care testing positive for COVID-19. There are 127 people on ventilators.

Locally, Ontario reports 138 new cases in Toronto, 39 in Peel Region, 31 in Ottawa, 31 in Windsor-Essex, 25 in Hamilton and 25 in Niagara Region.

Meanwhile, one more resident in long-term-care has died for a total of 3,817 since the pandemic began, in the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting no new long-term-care homes in outbreak, for a total of 17 or 2.7 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 is one more confirmed case of the Alpha variant first detected in the United Kingdom, for a cumulative total of 146,461 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 5,229 cases.

There are 211 more cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, for a cumulative total of 18,508 cases.

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

Ontario says there are now more than 800 schools in the province with a reported case of COVID-19

News Sep 28, 2021 by Urbi Khan Toronto Star

Ontario is reporting another 466 COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths. Of the 11, two of the deaths occurred more than one month ago and are being added to the cumulative count due to a data cleanup, according to the province’s latest report released Tuesday morning.

Ontario has administered 31,855 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 21,704,159 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,210,437 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. That works out to approximately 86.0 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 75.4 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 10,493,722 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses. That works out to approximately 80.5 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 70.6 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 277 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 27 were partially vaccinated, and 119 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 province is also including data on COVID-19 in schools as part of its daily reporting.

There are 808 schools with a reported case of COVID out of 4,844 schools in the province, or 16.68 per cent.

There are 280 new cases reported Tuesday for a total of 1,867 reported school-related COVID cases in Ontario.

The province says one school has closed due to outbreak or operational considerations. It does not include regional closures in a local public health unit area.

To find out if there are COVID cases at your child’s school, use the Star's tracker tool to search.

The province says 23,785 tests were completed the previous day, and a 2.1 per cent positivity rate.

There are 315 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 152 patients in intensive care testing positive for COVID-19. There are 127 people on ventilators.

Locally, Ontario reports 138 new cases in Toronto, 39 in Peel Region, 31 in Ottawa, 31 in Windsor-Essex, 25 in Hamilton and 25 in Niagara Region.

Meanwhile, one more resident in long-term-care has died for a total of 3,817 since the pandemic began, in the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting no new long-term-care homes in outbreak, for a total of 17 or 2.7 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 is one more confirmed case of the Alpha variant first detected in the United Kingdom, for a cumulative total of 146,461 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 5,229 cases.

There are 211 more cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, for a cumulative total of 18,508 cases.

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

Ontario says there are now more than 800 schools in the province with a reported case of COVID-19

News Sep 28, 2021 by Urbi Khan Toronto Star

Ontario is reporting another 466 COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths. Of the 11, two of the deaths occurred more than one month ago and are being added to the cumulative count due to a data cleanup, according to the province’s latest report released Tuesday morning.

Ontario has administered 31,855 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 21,704,159 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,210,437 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. That works out to approximately 86.0 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 75.4 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 10,493,722 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses. That works out to approximately 80.5 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 70.6 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 277 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 27 were partially vaccinated, and 119 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 province is also including data on COVID-19 in schools as part of its daily reporting.

There are 808 schools with a reported case of COVID out of 4,844 schools in the province, or 16.68 per cent.

There are 280 new cases reported Tuesday for a total of 1,867 reported school-related COVID cases in Ontario.

The province says one school has closed due to outbreak or operational considerations. It does not include regional closures in a local public health unit area.

To find out if there are COVID cases at your child’s school, use the Star's tracker tool to search.

The province says 23,785 tests were completed the previous day, and a 2.1 per cent positivity rate.

There are 315 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 152 patients in intensive care testing positive for COVID-19. There are 127 people on ventilators.

Locally, Ontario reports 138 new cases in Toronto, 39 in Peel Region, 31 in Ottawa, 31 in Windsor-Essex, 25 in Hamilton and 25 in Niagara Region.

Meanwhile, one more resident in long-term-care has died for a total of 3,817 since the pandemic began, in the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting no new long-term-care homes in outbreak, for a total of 17 or 2.7 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 is one more confirmed case of the Alpha variant first detected in the United Kingdom, for a cumulative total of 146,461 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 5,229 cases.

There are 211 more cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, for a cumulative total of 18,508 cases.

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