Coronavirus Canada: Ontario reports more than 500 new COVID-19 cases, 17 more deaths

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Coronavirus Canada: Ontario reports more than 500 new COVID-19 cases, 17 more deaths
Coronavirus Canada: Ontario reports more than 500 new COVID-19 cases, 17 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 531 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, up from the previous day of 485. The provincial case total now stands at 557,451.

Of the 531 new cases recorded, the data showed 382 were unvaccinated people, 46 were partially vaccinated people, 75 were full vaccinated people and 28 were unknown.

According to Thursday’s report, 116 cases were recorded in Toronto, 63 in Peel Region, 62 in York Region, 46 in Hamilton, 43 in Windsor-Essex.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 40 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province has risen to 9,448 as 17 deaths were recorded. However, 15 deaths occurred more than two months ago and was included in today’s report due to a data system cleanup, the ministry of health said.

As of 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 45,545 vaccines (16,610 for a first shot and 28,935 for a second shot) were administered in the last day.

There are more than 9.6 million people fully immunized with two doses which is 74.2 per cent of the eligible (12+) population. First dose coverage stands at 81.8 per cent.

Meanwhile, 543,760 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 98 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 338 from the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 4,243 — up from the previous day when it was at 4,067, and is up from Aug. 12 when it was at 2,868. At the peak of the second wave coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit just above 30,000. In the third wave in April, active cases topped 43,000.

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