Ontario reports 126 new cases of COVID in schools and 696 schools with confirmed cases

News Oct 14, 2021 by Urbi Khan Toronto Star

Ontario is reporting another 417 COVID-19 cases and three more deaths, according to its latest report released Thursday morning.

Ontario has administered 28,756 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 22,148,068 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,372,723 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. That works out to approximately 87.2 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 76.5 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 10,775,345 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses. That works out to approximately 82.7 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 72.5 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 228 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 16 were partially vaccinated, and 146 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 696 schools with a reported case of COVID out of 4,844 schools in the province, or 14.37 per cent.

There are 126 new cases reported Thursday for a total of 3,533 reported school-related COVID cases in Ontario.

The province says four schools have closed due to outbreaks 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 35,421 tests were completed the previous day, and a 1.5 per cent positivity rate, which is the lowest daily positivity rate reported since Aug. 6.

There are 254 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 129 patients in intensive care testing positive for COVID-19. There are 101 people on ventilators.

Locally, Ontario reports 69 new cases in Toronto, 43 in Peel Region, 30 in Hamilton, and 29 in Ottawa.

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 3,822, in the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting one more long-term-care home in outbreak, for a total of 10 or 1.6 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 two more confirmed cases of the Alpha variant first detected in the United Kingdom, for a cumulative total of 146,494 cases.

There are no new cases in Ontario of the Beta variant first detected in South Africa, for a cumulative total of 1,503 cases.

There are no new cases of the Gamma variant first found in Brazil, for a cumulative total of 5,229 cases.

There are 70 more cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, for a cumulative total of 19,518 cases.

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

Ontario reports 126 new cases of COVID in schools and 696 schools with confirmed cases

News Oct 14, 2021 by Urbi Khan Toronto Star

Ontario is reporting another 417 COVID-19 cases and three more deaths, according to its latest report released Thursday morning.

Ontario has administered 28,756 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 22,148,068 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,372,723 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. That works out to approximately 87.2 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 76.5 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 10,775,345 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses. That works out to approximately 82.7 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 72.5 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 228 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 16 were partially vaccinated, and 146 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 696 schools with a reported case of COVID out of 4,844 schools in the province, or 14.37 per cent.

There are 126 new cases reported Thursday for a total of 3,533 reported school-related COVID cases in Ontario.

The province says four schools have closed due to outbreaks 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 35,421 tests were completed the previous day, and a 1.5 per cent positivity rate, which is the lowest daily positivity rate reported since Aug. 6.

There are 254 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 129 patients in intensive care testing positive for COVID-19. There are 101 people on ventilators.

Locally, Ontario reports 69 new cases in Toronto, 43 in Peel Region, 30 in Hamilton, and 29 in Ottawa.

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 3,822, in the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting one more long-term-care home in outbreak, for a total of 10 or 1.6 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 two more confirmed cases of the Alpha variant first detected in the United Kingdom, for a cumulative total of 146,494 cases.

There are no new cases in Ontario of the Beta variant first detected in South Africa, for a cumulative total of 1,503 cases.

There are no new cases of the Gamma variant first found in Brazil, for a cumulative total of 5,229 cases.

There are 70 more cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, for a cumulative total of 19,518 cases.

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

Ontario reports 126 new cases of COVID in schools and 696 schools with confirmed cases

News Oct 14, 2021 by Urbi Khan Toronto Star

Ontario is reporting another 417 COVID-19 cases and three more deaths, according to its latest report released Thursday morning.

Ontario has administered 28,756 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 22,148,068 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,372,723 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. That works out to approximately 87.2 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 76.5 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 10,775,345 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses. That works out to approximately 82.7 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 72.5 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 228 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 16 were partially vaccinated, and 146 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 696 schools with a reported case of COVID out of 4,844 schools in the province, or 14.37 per cent.

There are 126 new cases reported Thursday for a total of 3,533 reported school-related COVID cases in Ontario.

The province says four schools have closed due to outbreaks 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 35,421 tests were completed the previous day, and a 1.5 per cent positivity rate, which is the lowest daily positivity rate reported since Aug. 6.

There are 254 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 129 patients in intensive care testing positive for COVID-19. There are 101 people on ventilators.

Locally, Ontario reports 69 new cases in Toronto, 43 in Peel Region, 30 in Hamilton, and 29 in Ottawa.

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 3,822, in the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting one more long-term-care home in outbreak, for a total of 10 or 1.6 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 two more confirmed cases of the Alpha variant first detected in the United Kingdom, for a cumulative total of 146,494 cases.

There are no new cases in Ontario of the Beta variant first detected in South Africa, for a cumulative total of 1,503 cases.

There are no new cases of the Gamma variant first found in Brazil, for a cumulative total of 5,229 cases.

There are 70 more cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, for a cumulative total of 19,518 cases.

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