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Covid-19, exceeded six thousand active cases in Ontario

TORONTO – The average of about 700 new daily cases of Covid-19 in Ontario is confirmed: today, the province recorded 694 infections (down from 740 on Sunday but up from 639 last Monday), out of a total of 18,561 tests processed, with a positive test that reached 3.6%, the highest ever seen in almost three months. The seven-day moving average is now 696, up from 581 a week ago. And for the first time since June 11, the number of active cases in Ontario today exceeded 6,000. 

Of the new cases confirmed today, 121 are in Toronto, 104 in the Peel region, 98 in the York region, 74 in Hamilton and 74 in Windsor. Fortunately, no new deaths. The number of patients receiving treatment in intensive care units continues to slowly grow: there are now 160 patients in intensive care, up from 148 on Monday.

According to data provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health, 167 of the infections reported today relate to people who are fully vaccinated, while 527 relate to people who are not fully immunized or have an unknown vaccination status. Ontario residents who are unvaccinated or have only one dose of the vaccine make up 33 percent of the population, but they account for 76 percent of all cases reported on Monday. Nearly 82.9 percent of Ontarians 12 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 76.1 percent have two.

In Quebec, 386 new cases were recorded today and 1,569 since the last update on Friday the total number of infected people therefore rises to 388,799 (since the beginning of the pandemic). Health officials in the province say there have been no new deaths, so the total remains at 11,285, while 373,109 people have so far recovered from the disease. Admissions fell by one, bringing the number of people in Quebec hospitals to 125. Of these, 37 people are in intensive care (+1).

Of the new cases, 258 people are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated with a dose received less than 14 days ago; 42 are people who received one dose more than two weeks ago and 86 are people who received two doses more than seven days ago. All new hospitalizations in the last few days (11) are from unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people who received a dose less than two weeks ago.

Quebec health officials report in this regard that the risk of infection for unvaccinated people is 8.5 times that of those who received two doses and the risk of hospitalization is 24.5 times that of those who are fully vaccinated.

In Quebec, 20,138 vaccinations have been administered in the last few hours, for a total of 12,316,461 doses administered in the province. Outside of Quebec, 82,991 doses were administered for a cumulative total of 12,399,452, or 76.1 percent of the population. As of August 29, a total of 6,471,453 Quebecers, or 86% of the eligible population aged 12 and over, received the first dose of the vaccine and 5,894,283 people, or 78% of the population eligible aged 12 or older, received two.

In total, in Canada, since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,490,933 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded (data updated at 2 pm today), of which 656,025 in Ontario (9,498 deaths), 388,799 in Quebec (11,285 deaths) , 248,954 in Alberta (2,364 deaths), 163,560 in British Columbia (1,807 deaths), 58,506 in Manitoba (1,189 deaths), 53,875 in Saskatchewan (598 deaths), 6,030 in Nova Scotia (94 deaths), 2,721 in New Brunswick (46 deaths) ), 1,478 in Newfoundland and Labrador (7 dead), 684 in the Yukon (8 dead), 658 in Nunavut (4 dead), 400 in the Northwest Territories (1 dead) and 230 in Prince Edward Island (no deaths). Other cases concern people who have returned from abroad.

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