Ontario reports 975 COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths

Henrietta Strickland
Февраля 26, 2021

The region has also gone a week since reporting a death from the disease.

There are now 675 patients in Ontario hospitals and 287 in intensive care.

Well being officers say the variety of lively reported circumstances is 75 and two sufferers are in hospital with the illness, together with one in intensive care. But most provinces have now completed vaccinations in long-term care, or are close to doing so, and many are expanding to seniors living independently.

Test positivity, the percentage of tests coming back positive, is at 2.7 per cent.

Another 41,251 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed.

There were almost 26,000 tests completed.

The province is also logging 1,002 cases newly considered resolved.

There were no additional cases of variants of concern (VOC) - the United Kingdom, South African or Brazilian mutations - so the total number of cases remained at 400. The region has not had a day with this many new cases since February 13, when 30 infections were recorded.

Ontario will see 34 different vaccine rollout plans once the province is ready to start inoculating those 80 years old and up, Health Minister Christine Elliott confirmed.

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 today.

The provincial government has already provided guidance on which priority groups to vaccinate in each of the three phases of its vaccination program but details on how and when to administer those vaccines will be left up to the individual public health units.

Ontario has administered a total of 585,707 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to date.

Only 247,042 of the province's 14.7 million residents have been fully vaccinated with two doses of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

Caroline Coljin, a COVID-19 modeler and mathematician at Simon Fraser University, added that the word "wave" is misleading, since most virus waves ease up on their own as people naturally build up immunity. There are now nine cases of B.1.351 in Ontario, which was first noted in South Africa, and one case of P.1, which was first found in Brazil.

Algoma Public Health: 195 cases, rate of 170.4 per 100,000 people.

There are 10,050 active cases of the disease in the province.

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit says the person who died had tested positive for a variant of concern. The health unit has reported 261 cases. There are 35 known active cases.

But Canada has stepped up its screening efforts against COVID-19 variants in recent weeks, said Tam. There are 25 known active cases. The health unit has reported 594 cases. There are 24 known active cases. There are 3 confirmed variants of concern (VOC) cases, both are the United Kingdom (B.1.1.7) strain. The health unit has reported 92 cases.

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