Ontario reports 639 new COVID-19 cases, 0 deaths


Ontario is reporting 639 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the fourth straight day daily case counts are above 600. The provincial case total now stands at 560,151.

Of the 639 new cases recorded, the data showed 411 were unvaccinated people, 65 were partially vaccinated people, 124 were fully vaccinated people and for 39 people the vaccination status was unknown.

According to Monday’s report, 124 cases were recorded in Toronto, 97 in Peel Region, 91 in York Region, 64 in Hamilton and 36 in Windsor-Essex.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 35 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province has remained at 9,453 as no new deaths were recorded.

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As of 8 p.m. on Sunday, 22,589 vaccines (6,937 for a first shot and 15,652 for a second shot) were administered in the last day.

There are more than 9.7 million people fully immunized with two doses which is 74.9 per cent of the eligible (12+) population. First dose coverage stands at 82.2 per cent.

Meanwhile, 545,572 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 98 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 502 from the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 5,126 — up from the previous day when it was at 4,989, and is up from Aug. 16 when it was at 3,872. At the peak of the second wave coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit just above 30,000. In the third wave in April, active cases topped 43,000.

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The seven-day average has now reached 581 which is up from yesterday at 564, and is up from last week when it was 469. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 150.

The government said 19,866 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 7,322 tests awaiting results.

Test positivity for Monday hit 2.8 per cent. Last week, test positivity was at 2.7 per cent.

Ontario reported 204 people in general hospital wards with COVID-19 (up by 26 from the previous day) with 151 patients in intensive care units (up by 10) and 121 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by eight).

Ontario did not release recent data on variant cases due to system upgrades.

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More to come.


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