Ontario reports 19 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,300 new cases on Saturday

Ontario reports 19 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,300 new cases on Saturday

As the Province of Ontario confirmed Friday the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region would be moving to Orange-restrict in the revised framework of pandemic restrictions, an additional 19 COVID-19 cases were confirmed by the health unit.

Today's report includes 18 new deaths, nine were residents at long-term care homes. That strain has been reported in three people so far. The Province has confirmed 15 new cases of the COVID-19 variant that originated in the United Kingdom bringing the total to 236.

We now have 883 COVID-19 patients in the hospital with 299 people in the ICU and 211 in the ICU on a ventilator.

There are 299 COVID patients in intensive care units (down from 313) and 211 COVID patients on ventilators (down from 226 yesterday).

The provincewide positivity rate now stands at 2.3 per cent, a figure that is provided by the Ministry of Health.

Another 38,345 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed.

There have been 10,019,335 tests completed.

Looking at outbreaks, the health unit added three new ones to the list, all locations that have already had COVID-19 outbreaks: Iakhihsohtha Lodge in the Tsi Sniahne district of Akwesasne, Maxville Manor, and The Palace Long-term Care in Alexandria. No new cases of the South African variant were reported in the province. Toronto Public Health said Sunday that at least one case of the P.1 variant, also known as the Brazilian variant of concern, has been confirmed in Toronto but that case has not yet been included in provincial totals. As such, the reports can change and can differ from past case counts publicly reported.

As of 8 p.m. on February 12, the province reported 456,947 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.

The province logged 112 new infections in Toronto today but officials have not said how many more cases should have been included in today's total.

Saturday's cases are higher than Thursday's 945, Wednesday's 1,072, Tuesday's 1,022, and Monday's 1,265. Another 1,344 cases have been labelled resolved, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 263,044.

Under "Green-Prevent", the specified health unit must have a weekly percentage rate of fewer than 10 positive cases per 100,000 people. The rate of active cases is 1.12 per 100,000 people.

The NDP leader called on the Doug Ford government to ensure there is a strategy in place to ensure so-called "leftover doses" go to vulnerable populations, not health-care facility leadership or their friends and family members, as has been reported.

Eighteen new cases were reported in the Outaouais on Saturday, bringing the region's total to 6,014. The rate of active cases is 20.73 per 100,000 people. The rate of active cases is 128.83 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 221 new reported deaths. "Meanwhile, there are executives and powerful people who have allegedly sneaked shots for themselves and their families in cases of inexcusable queue-jumping". The rate of active cases is 90.06 per 100,000 people. The rate of active cases is 164.17 per 100,000 people. The rate of active cases is 124.4 per 100,000 people. The rate of active cases is 85.94 per 100,000 people.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 571 cases, rate of 286.9 per 100,000 people.

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