Public Health Ontario has reported 1,837 new cases of COVID-19 today.
The province is also reporting 58 deaths in its latest update, including 32 people who were residents at long-term care homes.
The deaths reported today include one person between 40 and 59 years old, 14 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 43 people over the age of 80.
Ontario reports 108 new COVID-related hospitalizations and 16 new admissions to intensive care.
The Jan. 29 update provided by the province’s public health agency also reported the following data:
2,900 new recoveries
20,357 active cases, which is down from 21,478 yesterday
1,291 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 1,338 reported yesterday.
There are 360 COVID patients in intensive care units (up from 358 yesterday) and 271 COVID patients on ventilators (down from 276 yesterday).
The province reported 69,040 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 3.3 per cent positivity rate.
There is a backlog of 40,453 tests. To date, 9,564,571 tests have been completed.
Of the 1,837 cases reported today, 595 are from Toronto, 295 are from Peel, 170 are from York Region, and 58 are from Simcoe-Muskoka
There are 239 active outbreaks at long-term care homes, 148 at retirement homes and 88 at hospitals.
Of the cases reported today there are 233 people under 19 years old, 629 people between 20 and 39 years old, 554 people between 40 and 59 years old, 298 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 120 people over the age of 80.
Variant of concern
The province has reported 51 lab-confirmed cases of the UK variant strain of COVID-19 (B.1.1.7).
According to Public Health Ontario, there are delays between specimen collection and the testing required to confirm a variant of concern. As such, the reports can change and can differ from past case counts publicly reported.
Vaccine update for Jan. 29:
There were 10,215 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on Jan. 28, up from 11,910 on Jan. 27.
As of 8 p.m. on Jan. 28, the province reports 327,455 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
In total, 61,679 people have been fully vaccinated, having received two doses of vaccine, which are to be given a few weeks apart.
Public Health Ontario has confirmed 264,300 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 237,871 recoveries and 6,072 deaths, of which 3,550 were individuals living in long-term care homes.
The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 1,778.1 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.
The weekly incidence rate in Ontario is 102.3 cases per 100,000 people from Jan. 19 to Jan. 25, which is a decrease of 20.9 per cent compared to Jan. 13 to Jan. 19 when the average weekly incidence rate was 129.3 cases per 100,000 people.