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Ontario reports 959 new COVID cases Thursday

The latest updates noted 770 recoveries and eight new deaths
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Public Health Ontario reported 959 new COVID cases today.

The latest updates noted 770 recoveries and eight new deaths. 

The Dec. 2 updates provided by the province's public health agency and the ministry of health also reported the following data:

  • 6,932 active cases, up from 6,750 reported yesterday. 
  • 291 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.
  • There are 139 COVID-positive patients in the ICU plus another 16 patients no longer testing positive for COVID-19.
  • There are 74 COVID-positive patients on ventilators and another 11 patients on ventilators no longer testing positive for COVID. 
  • Among the new cases reported today are 446 unvaccinated people, 23 partially vaccinated people, and 429 fully vaccinated people. 61 cases were reported with vaccination status unknown.  
  • Hospitalized cases (not in ICU) include 89 unvaccinated, 11 partially vaccinated, and 50 fully vaccinated people. 
  • The ICU cases include 67 unvaccinated, five partially vaccinated, and 26 fully vaccinated people. 
  • The seven-day average incidence rate by vaccination status is 13.4 cases per 100,000 unvaccinated people, 5.7 cases per 100,000 partially vaccinated people, and 3.2 cases per 100,000 fully vaccinated people.
  • The province reported 38,480 tests were processed yesterday, resulting in a 2.9 per cent positivity rate.
  • Of the new cases reported today, 118 are from Toronto, 75 are from Peel, 75 are from Simcoe-Muskoka, and 53 are from York Region.
  • Today's new cases include 57 newborns to four-year-olds, 165 kids ages five to 11, 83 youth between 12 and 19 years old, 285 people between 20 and 39 years old, 237 people between 40 and 59 years old, 119 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 11 people over 79 years old.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 620,229 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 603,285 recoveries and 10,012 deaths.

Since the start of the pandemic, 31,395 people have been hospitalized with COVID and 6,202 of them were in intensive care units.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 4,209.5 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.

Ontario's average weekly incidence rate last week was 37.6 cases per 100,000 people, which is up by 17.1 per cent compared to the week of Nov. 14.

For more on the province's breakdown of vaccination status, click here.

Simcoe-Muskoka 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 72 new COVID cases in its report yesterday.

There are currently 610 active cases in the region. 

Thirty people from Simcoe County and three people from Muskoka District are hospitalized with COVID-19. Six people are in the ICU. Of the hospitalized cases, 18 are unvaccinated, and nine were fully vaccinated. Six hospitalized cases were partially vaccinated. According to the health unit, 35 per cent of hospitalized cases are under 60 years old.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 15,711 cases of COVID-19 with 14,823 of those cases recovered and 278 cases ending in death. 

The region's weekly incidence rate is 85.4 cases per 100,000 for the week beginning Nov. 22, which is up by 10.3 per cent compared to the week beginning Nov. 16.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit weekly incidence rate is 25.5 cases per 100,000, which is up by 180.2 per cent compared to the week of Nov. 16.