Due to a technical issue, the province says that some vaccination-related data is currently not available. This includes the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses that the province administered the previous night as well as data reflecting hospitalizations and cases by vaccination status.
The province is reporting 146 new cases of COVID-19 in schools for a cumulative total of 2,430 school-related cases since the start of the school year on Monday.
There are 816 schools with a reported case of COVID out of 4,844 schools in the province, or 16.85 per cent.
The province says five schools have closed due to outbreaks or operational considerations. It does not include regional closures in a local public health unit area.
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The seven-day average is at 582 cases daily. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 7.1 daily.
The province says 23,667 tests were completed the previous day, and a 2.0 per cent positivity rate.
There are 146 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 133 patients in intensive care testing positive for COVID-19. There are 104 people on ventilators.
Locally, Ontario reports 85 new cases in Toronto which is the lowest number reported of daily cases since Aug. 17. There are 88 new cases in Peel Region, 46 in Ottawa, 30 in York Region and 29 in Windsor-Essex.
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 3,820, in the latest report released by the province.
Ontario is reporting one more long-term-care home in outbreak, for a total of 19 or 3.0 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 146,477 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 49 more cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, for a cumulative total of 18,864 cases.
Article From: The Star
Author: Urbi Khan