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Ontario reports 185 new COVID cases Thursday

Today's update includes 149 recoveries, 10 new hospitalizations, and seven deaths
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Public Health Ontario has reported 185 new COVID-19 cases today in the July 22 daily update.

Today's update includes 149 new recoveries and seven deaths.

The deaths reported today include one person between 20 and 39 years old, two people between 40 and 59 years old, two people between 60 and 79 years old, and two people over 79 years old.

Since yesterday's report, 10 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and four COVID patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

The July 22 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:

  • 1,363 active, lab-confirmed cases, up from 1,334 yesterday.
  • 140 COVID-positive people are currently hospitalized in Ontario.
  • There are 141 patients in intensive care units with COVID-related illness (of those, 31 no longer test positive for COVID-19).
  • 84 people are on ventilators due to COVID-related illness (of those, 21 no longer test positive for COVID-19).
  • The province reported 19,599 tests were processed yesterday, resulting in a 0.9 per cent positivity rate. 
  • There are 7,380 tests still awaiting processing, and the provincial labs have processed 16.3 million tests to date.
  • Of the new cases reported today, 13 are from Waterloo, 18 are from Toronto, 13 cases are from Peel, three are from Simcoe-Muskoka, 22 are from Grey-Bruce, and 11 are from York Region.
  • Today's cases include 52 individuals aged 19 and under, 72 people between 20 and 39 years old, 45 people between 40 and 59 years old, 12 people between 60 and 79 years old, and four people over 79 years old. 

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 548,794 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 538,124 recoveries and 9,307 deaths.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 3,692 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.

Ontario's average weekly incidence rate is 7.1 cases per 100,000 people, which is down by 10 per cent from last week.

Vaccines

  • There were 125,166 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered yesterday.
  • 18,604,169 doses of vaccine have been administered.
  • In total, 8,272,485 people have been fully vaccinated.

Northern Ontario

In Northern Ontario, the breakdown of Public Health Ontario data is:

  • Algoma Public Health: 404 cases, weekly rate of 2.6 cases per 100,000 people. There are four known active cases.
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 647 cases, weekly rate of 17 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 649 cases. There are 28 known active cases. 
  • Porcupine Health Unit: 2,129 cases, weekly rate of 33.6 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 2,131. There are 37 known active cases.
  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 2,156 cases, weekly rate of 2 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 2,176 cases. There are four known active cases. 
  • Timiskaming Health Unit: 208 cases, weekly rate of 0 cases per 100,000 people. There are no known active cases. 
  • Northwestern Health Unit: 1,099 cases, weekly rate of 1.1 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 1,095. There are three known active cases.
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 3,339 cases, weekly rate of 0 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 3,340 cases. There are no known active cases. 

The data from Northern Ontario health units is based on what was available at 10:30 a.m. today.



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