COVID-19: Ontario reports 512 new cases, 36 in Ottawa; 1 new death in person under 20 in Windsor-Essex

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Ontario reported 512 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with 310 of them, or 60.5 per cent, in people who are either unvaccinated or of unknown vaccination status.

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There were 12 new deaths in the province.

One of the new deaths was a person under the age of 20 in the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

Ottawa Public Health reported 36 new cases and three new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday.

The deaths bring the pandemic’s total to 613 in the city.

There are 380 active cases in the city, with 22 people in hospital and two patients in intensive care, OPH reports.

The city’s Rt number fell to 0.99, indicating, however slightly, that the rate of infection is diminishing. In Ontario, the Rt number remains unchanged at 1.21.

More than 22,748,337 vaccinations now have been administered in Ontario, with 88.8 per cent of the population age 12 and over have at least one dose and 85.7 per cent are fully vaccinated.

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There are 274 COVID-19 patients in hospital across the province and 85 patients in intensive care, with 77 on ventilators. (The ICU numbers are sometimes higher than the total in hospital because some ICU patients no longer test positive for COVID-19.)

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Of those hospitalized, 206 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status while 68 are fully vaccinated.

The new deaths raise the the total number of deaths in the province to 9,950 since the pandemic began.

In regions around Ottawa, the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Heath Unit’s cases reported 21 new cases, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit reported 7 new cases, Leeds, Grenville & Lanark added 7 and Renfrew increased by 2.

Nationally, Canada had 23,632 active cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday evening. More than 1.74 million Canadians have been infected since the pandemic began. The disease has claimed 29,403 lives.

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