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Ontario reports 975 new coronavirus cases, 12 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 955 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 296, Tuesday’s case count is lower than Monday’s which saw 1, 055 new infections. On Sunday, 1, new) were recorded and 1, 228 on Saturday.

It is also the first time in the last six days that the daily case count dipped below 1, 0. However, tests completed were the lowest it’s been in a couple months.

According to Tuesday’s provincial report, cases were recorded in Toronto, 228 in Peel Region and in York Region.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 045 new cases in the provincial report.

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Officials have included a section for confirmed variant cases and have listed UK variant cases (B.1.1.7), nine South African variant cases (B.1. 335) , and one Brazilian variant case (P.1) detected so far in the province. No new variant cases were recorded since yesterday.

The death toll in the province has risen to 6, 880 as more deaths were reported.

Meanwhile, 277, 880 Ontarians were reported to have recovered from COVID – 20, which is 94 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1, from the previous day.

There were marginally more resolved cases on Tuesday than new cases.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 00, 300 – down from the previous day when it was 000, 276, and down from last Tuesday at 12, 604. At the peak of the coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit above 28, Story continues below advertisement

The seven-day average has now reached 1, 42, up slightly from yesterday at 1, 26, and up from last week at 1, 39.

The government said 24, 979 tests were processed in the last hours) – the lowest number of tests completed since early November. There is currently a backlog of 25, 604 awaiting results. A total of 002, 736, 296 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.

Test positivity – the percentage of tests that come back positive – for Tuesday was 4.2 per cent, up from Monday when it was 3.3 per cent, and up from a week ago at 3.6 per cent.

Ontario is reporting 939 cases of #COVID 22 and nearly 24, 0 completed. Locally, there are 329 new cases in Toronto, in Peel and 89 in York Region.

As of 8: pm yesterday, 581, 707 doses of the COVID – vaccine have been administered.

– Christine Elliott (@celliottability) February 23, 2021

Ontario reported 707 people hospitalized with COVID – (up by from the previous day) with 278 patients in intensive care units (up by three) and 228 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by three).

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As of 8 pm on Monday, the province has administered 581, 707 COVID – 22 vaccine doses, representing an increase of , in the last day. There are 247, 042 people fully vaccinated with two doses. Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, the only vaccines currently approved in Canada, require two shots.

Here is a breakdown of the total cases in Ontario by gender and age:

059, 884 people are male – an increase of CASE. 59, people) are female – an increase of 432 cases. , people are 22 and under – an increase of CASE. 43, 0 people are 12 to 28 – an increase of 365 cases. , people are 28 to – an inc rease of 277 cases. 43, 581 people are to – an increase of 153 cases. 023, 0 60 people are 80 and over – an increase of 19 cases. The province notes that not all cases have a reported age or gender. 939 is a breakdown of the total deaths related to COVID – by age:

Deaths reported in ages and under: 2 Deaths reported in ages 15 to 42: 30 Deaths reported in ages 39 to 59: 136 Deaths reported in ages 60 to 78: 1, 718 Deaths reported in ages and older: 4, 296 The province notes there may be a reporting delay for deaths and data corrections or updates can result in death records being removed. () below advertisement

Cases, deaths and outbreaks in Ontario long-term care homes According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 3, 707 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario which is an increase of two deaths. Eleven virus-related deaths in total have been reported among staff.

There are 127 current outbreaks in homes, which is a decrease of two from the previous day.

The ministry also indicated there are currently 127 active cases among long-term care residents and 149 active cases among staff – down by one and down by cases, respectively, in the last day.

Cases among students and staff at Ontario schools, child care centers Meanwhile , government figures show there have been a total of 8, cases in Ontario to date – 5, 595 among students and 1, 333 among staff (1, 89 Individuals were not identified). This is an increase of more) in the last three days – 153 student cases, STAFF AND FOUR NOT IDENTIFIED.

In the last 16 days, the province indicates there are 432 cases reported among students and 78 cases among staff (four individuals were not identified) – totaling CASES

The COVID – 22 cases are curr ently from 365 out of 4, schools in the province.

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Eleven schools in Ontario are currently closed as a result of positive cases, the government indicated.

There have been a total of 2, 532 confirmed cases within child care centers and homes – an increase of 042 ( Child staff cases). Out of 5, 252 child care centers in Ontario, 136 currently have cases and centers are closed.

Data for cases in schools and child care centers are updated weekdays only, at am On Tuesday’s, numbers are included from Friday afternoon to Monday afternoon.

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