Ontario is reporting 554 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the third day in a row the count is below 600. The provincial case total now stands at 571,332.
Of the 554 new cases recorded, the data showed 319 were unvaccinated people, 56 were partially vaccinated people, 136 were fully vaccinated people and for 44 people the vaccination status was unknown.
According to Wednesday’s report, 149 cases were recorded in Toronto, 47 in Windsor-Essex, 46 in Peel Region, 41 in York Region and 33 in Niagara Region.
All other local public health units reported fewer than 30 new cases in the provincial report.
The death toll in the province has risen to 9,569 as 16 more deaths were recorded. However, the Ontario Ministry of Health said 11 of the deaths occurred within the last week and five of the deaths occurred more than two months ago due to data cleanup.
Ontario reported 375 people in general hospital wards with COVID-19 (up by 80 from the previous day) with 194 patients in intensive care units (up by two) and 167 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by two).
Provincial officials recently announced they would start including the vaccination status of those hospitalized due to COVID-19 as part of their daily COVID-19 data reporting. They noted the new dataset will grow and improve over time as more information is collected.
For those in general hospital wards with COVID, 162 were unvaccinated, 14 were partially vaccinated and 28 were fully vaccinated. For those in ICUs, 113 were unvaccinated while seven were partially vaccinated and eight were fully vaccinated.