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Ontario’s Delta variant case count passes 10K, with increase of 764 cases in a single day

Ontario’s Delta variant case count passes 10K, with increase of 764 cases in a single day
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Ontario is reporting another 656 COVID-19 cases and 13 more deaths. Of the 13, six of the deaths occured more than two months ago and has been updated as part of a data cleanup released Wednesday morning.

Ontario has administered 34,703 vaccine doses since its last daily update , with 20,792,657 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker , 10,828,321 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. That works out to approximately 83.1 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 72.8 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 9,964,336 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses. That works out to approximately 76.4 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 67.0 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province is now including new data that reflects. Ontario is warning 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’s new data reports 397 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 52 were partially vaccinated, and 152 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 says 27,572 tests were completed the previous day, and a 2.9 per cent positivity rate.

There are 339 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 135 patients currently in intensive care testing positive for COVID-19. There are 96 people on ventilators.

Locally, Ontario reports 158 new cases in Toronto, 76 in York Region, 73 in Hamilton, 59 in Peel Region and 50 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 3,794, in the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting two less long-term-care homes in outbreak, for a total of six or 1.0 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 146,341 confirmed cases in Ontario of the Alpha variant first detected in the United Kingdom, and no new cases reported from the previous day.

There are 1,501 cases in Ontario of the Beta variant first detected in South Africa, with no new cases reported from the previous day.

There are 5,222 cases of the Gamma variant first found in Brazil, and no new cases reported from the previous day.

There are 10,543 cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, an increase of 764 from the previous day.
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