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Ontario: over 500 infections, almost all young. 480 cases in Quebec, 356 not fully vaccinated

TORONTO – Ontario remains between 500 and 600 new daily cases of Covid-19: 573 Friday, 654 Saturday and 535 Sunday (latest figure released). Ontario’s seven-day moving average is now 537, down from last week when it was 596. 29,755 tests were carried out on Sunday: the positivity rate in the province stood at 1.8 percent. There are also two new deaths that bring the total in the province, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 9,790. 

At least 153 patients with Covid-19 are in intensive care in Ontario hospitals and 82 are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator. 539, however, the cases of the disease resolved starting from Sunday: now the number of patients recovered in Ontario rises to 577,490. Sunday’s report brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Ontario to 591,866, including deaths and recoveries. The cases still active (and known) are 4,586.

Most of the new cases on Sunday were detected in parts of the Greater Toronto Area. Officials reported 98 infections in Toronto, 63 in the York region, 45 in the Peel region and 16 in the Durham region, 58 in Ottawa, 39 in Hamilton and 35 in Windsor-Essex. All the other regions reported less than 30 infections.

According to the province’s epidemiological report, of the 535 new infections reported on Sunday, 104 cases were identified in children under the age of 12. The province also recorded 69 cases in young people aged 12 to 19 and another 166 cases in people aged 20 to 39. In addition, officials found 134 cases in people aged 40 to 59, 54 cases in people aged 60 to 79, and 8 cases in people over the age of 80.

On the vaccine front, the province reports that 10,726,674 people in Ontario have received both doses and are now considered fully vaccinated against the disease. On Sunday, 29,247 doses of the vaccine were administered to Ontario residents. Just over 22 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in total in the province since the start of the vaccination campaign. In percentages, 87% of Ontarians 12 and older have received a dose of the vaccine and nearly 82.3% are fully vaccinated.

Let’s move on to Quebec, one of the very few provinces to have updated the data also today, a day of celebration for Thanksgiving. 480 new cases registered today, 356 of which were found in subjects not fully vaccinated.

Another 16 people have been hospitalized but 22 have been discharged, so the number of hospitalizations drops to 290. It is the third consecutive day that hospitalizations have dropped in Quebec. And only 78 are still in intensive care units (-2). Of the new hospitalized patients, six are unvaccinated, three received one dose over two weeks ago, and seven received two doses over a week ago.

Vaccination rates in Quebec – for those over 12 – are 90% for the first dose and 85% for both doses. Since the start of the pandemic, Quebec has recorded 416,267 cases of Covid-19, 398,033 healings and 11,420 deaths. The cases still active (and known) are 6,814.

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