Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reported 3,945 new COVID cases today

Coronavirus: Ontario reports 587 new COVID-19 infections, 6 more deaths
Coronavirus: Ontario reports 587 new COVID-19 infections, 6 more deaths

Public Health Ontario has reported a record 3,945 new cases of COVID-19 today, (Jan. 10).

The province has reported 61 deaths today. Of those, 21 were residents of long-term care homes.

Four of the deaths reported today were individuals between 40 and 59 years old, 18 were between 60 and 79 years old, and 38 were over the age of 80.

Since yesterday, 112 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19, and 31 COVID patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

The Jan. 10 updates provided by the province’s public health agency also reported the following data collected for Jan. 9:

2,496 new recoveries
1,483 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, up from 1,457 reported yesterday. On weekends, more than 10 per cent of Ontario hospitals do not report bed census data, so today’s report does not include all hospitalizations.

There are 388 COVID patients in intensive care units (up from 382 yesterday) and 266 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 244 yesterday).

30,079 current active cases in Ontario, which is up from 28,691 reported yesterday
The province reported 62,308 tests processed yesterday resulting in a 6.2 per cent positivity rate. The province’s goal is three per cent.

There is a backlog of 39,362 tests awaiting processing.

Of the 3,945 cases reported today, 1,160 are from Toronto, 641 are from Peel, 357 are from York Region, and 85 are from Simcoe-Muskoka.

Based on case data reported today, the new cases include 579 people under 20, 1,458 people between 20 and 39 years old, 1,099 people between 40 and 59 years old, 554 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 255 people over the age of 80.

There are 248 ongoing, active outbreaks at long-term care homes in the province, 158 active outbreaks at retirement homes, and 81 active outbreaks at hospitals.

There were 9,983 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on Jan. 9, up from 15,700 on Jan. 8.
As of 8 p.m. on Jan. 9, the province reports 113,246 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.

There are 5,884 total vaccinations completed (both doses). The vaccine approved for use requires two doses given 21 days apart.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 215,782 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 180,720 recoveries and 4,983 deaths, of which 2,990 were individuals living in long-term care homes

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 1,451 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario. The weekly incidence rate in Ontario is 155.1 cases per 100,000 people from Dec. 31 to Jan. 6, which is an increase of 23.4 per cent compared to Dec. 25-31 when the average weekly incidence rate was 125.7 cases per 100,000 people.

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