Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reporting 1,135 new COVID-19 cases, 19 more deaths

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reporting 1,135 new COVID-19 cases, 19 more deaths
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reporting 1,135 new COVID-19 cases, 19 more deaths

Ontario is reporting another 1,135 COVID-19 cases and 19 more deaths, according to its latest report released Thursday morning.

Ontario has administered 143,748 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 8,530,698 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 7,935,844 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. That works out to approximately 53.9 per cent of the total population and the equivalent of 66.7 per cent of the adult population.

The province says 594,854 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses. That works out to approximately 4.0 per cent of the total population and the equivalent of 5.0 per cent of the adult population.

The number of people vaccinated in Ontario includes a relatively small number of 12-17 year olds.

The province says over 37,700 tests were completed the previous day, and a 3.6 per cent positivity rate.

There are 1,072 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 650 patients in intensive care. There are 452 people on ventilators.

Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 316 cases are in Toronto, 271 in Peel Region and 75 in York Region.

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