Ontario is reporting 184 new COVID-19 cases and 14 more deaths

Ontario is reporting another 184 COVID-19 cases and 14 more deaths, according to its latest report released Wednesday morning.Ontario has administered 268,397 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 14,741,138 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night.According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 9,932,968 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. That works out to approximately 76.2 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 67.4 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.The province says 4,808,170 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses. That works out to approximately 36.9 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 32.6 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.The province says 27,258 tests were completed the previous day, and a 1 per cent positivity rate.There are 251 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 271 patients in intensive care. There are 181 people on ventilators.Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 17 cases are in Toronto, 16 in Peel Region, 17 in Hamilton, 19 in Grey Bruce, and 46 in Waterloo.Meanwhile, the province is reporting no new deaths in long-term care so the number of residents who have died remains the same at 3,782, in the latest report released by the province,Ontario is reporting 2 less long-term-care homes in outbreak, for a total of 3 or 0.5 per cent of LTC homes in the province.This data is self-reported by the long-term care homes to the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Daily case and death figures may not immediately match the numbers posted by the local public health units due to lags in reporting time.There are 143,444 confirmed cases in Ontario of the Alpha variant first detected in the United Kingdom, an increase of 63 from the previous day.There are 1,365 cases in Ontario of the Beta variant first detected in South Africa, with 50 more reported than the previous day.There are 4,544 cases of the Gamma variant first found in Brazil, an increase of 105 from the previous day.There are 1,909 cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, an increase of 205 from the previous day.Ashima Agnihotri is a reporter for the Star's radio room based in Toronto. Reach them via email: aagnihotri@thestar.ca

Ontario is reporting 184 new COVID-19 cases and 14 more deaths

Ontario is reporting another 184 COVID-19 cases and 14 more deaths, according to its latest report released Wednesday morning.

Ontario has administered 268,397 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 14,741,138 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 9,932,968 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. That works out to approximately 76.2 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 67.4 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 4,808,170 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses. That works out to approximately 36.9 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 32.6 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The province says 27,258 tests were completed the previous day, and a 1 per cent positivity rate.

There are 251 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 271 patients in intensive care. There are 181 people on ventilators.

Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 17 cases are in Toronto, 16 in Peel Region, 17 in Hamilton, 19 in Grey Bruce, and 46 in Waterloo.

Meanwhile, the province is reporting no new deaths in long-term care so the number of residents who have died remains the same at 3,782, in the latest report released by the province,

Ontario is reporting 2 less long-term-care homes in outbreak, for a total of 3 or 0.5 per cent of LTC homes in the province.

This data is self-reported by the long-term care homes to the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Daily case and death figures may not immediately match the numbers posted by the local public health units due to lags in reporting time.

There are 143,444 confirmed cases in Ontario of the Alpha variant first detected in the United Kingdom, an increase of 63 from the previous day.

There are 1,365 cases in Ontario of the Beta variant first detected in South Africa, with 50 more reported than the previous day.

There are 4,544 cases of the Gamma variant first found in Brazil, an increase of 105 from the previous day.

There are 1,909 cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, an increase of 205 from the previous day.

Ashima Agnihotri is a reporter for the Star's radio room based in Toronto. Reach them via email: aagnihotri@thestar.ca