Ontario: record of tests performed, cases below 600
TORONTO – Even today Ontario recorded almost 600 new cases of Covid-19 (and 5 deaths), but there is finally good news: today’s 593 infections were detected on 33,220 tests, the highest number, for over three months, of swabs analyzed. Only on 4 June last, in fact, more tests had been processed than today: 32,258.
On Tuesday, the tests processed were 21,133 (577 cases detected), on Monday 19,125 (600 cases detected). The provincial positivity rate therefore stands at around 2.5%, significantly down from 3.3% a week ago. Translated: fewer cases despite a greater number of people “tested”. A good sign, also confirmed by the drop in infections recorded in recent days: on Sunday there were 784 new cases and on Saturday 857. The seven-day moving average is now 722, down compared to a week ago (732).
Of the cases recorded today, 348 resulted in unvaccinated people, 44 in partially vaccinated individuals, 146 in fully vaccinated individuals and 55 with unknown vaccination status.
Regarding the territorial distribution of cases, Toronto recorded 141 cases, while 61 were reported in the Peel region, 39 in the York region, 26 in Halton and 17 in Durham. Elsewhere in southern Ontario, 46 cases have been recorded in Ottawa, 45 in Windsor-Essex and 38 in Hamilton.
On the hospitalization front, 346 patients are currently receiving treatment in Ontario hospitals, up from 375 a week ago. Of these patients, 188 are in intensive care units and 125 are breathing with the help of a ventilator. Of the ICU patients, 178 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 10 are fully vaccinated.
Vaccines: about 85% of eligible Ontarians 12 years of age and older have received at least one dose, and 78% have received two.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 576,389 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases in Ontario and 560,824 healings in Ontario. 9,629 victims, while 5,936 cases are still active.
Moving on to Quebec, another 785 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the province today, 577 of whom were not vaccinated with the double dose. One death was also recorded.
Another 46 people were admitted to hospitals (26 were discharged), which means that hospitalizations increased by 20, for a total of 250. Of the 46 new patients, 30 are not vaccinated, 2 received a single dose plus two weeks ago and 14 were vaccinated twice over a week ago. Of the 250 hospitalized patients, 85 are in intensive care units, seven more than on Tuesday.
In total, 399,843 people have tested positive in Quebec since the start of the pandemic, including 382,050 people who have recovered from the disease and, sadly, 11,313 who have not. 6,480 cases still active in Quebec.
As for vaccines, 16,123 doses have been administered in the last two days: in total, 12,666,616 doses of vaccine have been administered in Quebec while 153,840 inhabitants have received the vaccine outside the province. Of those eligible for immunization (over 12 years), 6,602,053 people (88 percent of the population) received one dose and 6,146,818 people (82 percent) were vaccinated twice.
Across Canada, in total, since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,556,661 cases of coronavirus so far. 1,486,921 recoveries, 27,272 deaths and 42,094 cases still active.