Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 2,063 new COVID cases Saturday

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Public Health Ontario has reported 2,063 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The province is also reporting 73 deaths in its latest update, including 24 people who were residents at long-term care homes.

The deaths reported today include 27 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 46 people over the age of 80.

Ontario reports 76 new COVID-related hospitalizations and 10 new admissions to intensive care.

The Jan. 30 update provided by the province’s public health agency also reported the following data:

2,623 new recoveries
19,724 active cases, which is down from 20,357 yesterday
1,273 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 1,291 reported yesterday.
There are 353 COVID patients in intensive care units (down from 360 yesterday) and 216 COVID patients on ventilators (down from 271 yesterday).

The province reported 59,594 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 3.3 per cent positivity rate.
There is a backlog of 31,463 tests. To date, 9,624,165 tests have been completed.

Of the 2,063 cases reported today, 713 are from Toronto, 379 are from Peel, 178 are from York Region, and 52 are from Simcoe-Muskoka

There are 241 active outbreaks at long-term care homes, 142 at retirement homes and 89 at hospitals.
Of the cases reported today there are 263 people under 19 years old, 745 people between 20 and 39 years old, 636 people between 40 and 59 years old, 291 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 129 people over the age of 80.

Variant of concern

The province has reported 57 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. 30:

There were 9,373 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on Jan. 29, down from 10,215 on Jan. 28.
As of 8 p.m. on Jan. 29, the province reports 336,828 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.

In total, 67,787 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 266,363 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 240,494 recoveries and 6,145 deaths, of which 3,574 were individuals living in long-term care homes.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 1,791.9 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.

The weekly incidence rate in Ontario is 99.5 cases per 100,000 people from Jan. 20 to Jan. 26, which is a decrease of 20.7 per cent compared to Jan. 14 to Jan. 20 when the average weekly incidence rate was 125.5 cases per 100,000 people.

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