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Ontario reports 591 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

The latest updates noted 664 recoveries and seven new deaths
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Public Health Ontario reported 591 new COVID cases today.

The latest updates noted 664 recoveries and seven new deaths. 

The Nov. 24 updates provided by the province's public health agency and the ministry of health also reported the following data:

  • 5,407 active cases, down from 5,487 reported yesterday. 
  • 289 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.
  • There are 118 COVID-positive patients in the ICU plus another 19 patients no longer testing positive for COVID-19.
  • There are 73 COVID-positive patients on ventilators and another 11 patients on ventilators no longer testing positive for COVID. 
  • 11,223,333 Ontarians (about 75 per cent of the total population) have been fully vaccinated. 89 per cent of eligible Ontarians have at least one dose of vaccine.
  • Vaccination status for new cases and hospitalizations was not updated at publication time. 
  • The seven-day average incidence rate by vaccination status is 10 cases per 100,000 unvaccinated people, five cases per 100,000 partially vaccinated people, and 2.6 cases per 100,000 fully vaccinated people.
  • The province reported 30,092 tests were processed yesterday, resulting in a 2.5 per cent positivity rate.
  • Of the new cases reported today, 74 are from Toronto, 43 are from Peel, 60 are from Simcoe-Muskoka, and 48 are from York Region.
  • Today's new cases include 167 individuals under 12 years old, 31 youth between 12 and 19 years old, 166 people between 20 and 39 years old, 149 people between 40 and 59 years old, 70 people between 60 and 79 years old, and eight people over 79 years old.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 613,522 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 598,134 recoveries and 9,981 deaths.

Since the start of the pandemic, 31,166 people have been hospitalized with COVID and 6,129 of them were in intensive care units.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 4,164 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.

Ontario's average weekly incidence rate last week was 31.1 cases per 100,000 people, which is up by 41.8 per cent compared to the week of Nov. 8.

For more on the province's breakdown of vaccination status, click here.

Northern Ontario

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

  • Algoma Public Health: 942 cases, weekly rate of 140 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 942 cases. There are 282 known active cases. Of the eligible population 12 years and older, 91 per cent of people have at least one dose of the vaccine and 88 per cent have both doses.
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 897 cases, weekly rate of 17 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 899 cases. There are 19 known active cases. Of the eligible population 12 years and older, 87 per cent of people have at least one dose of the vaccine and 84 per cent have both doses.
  • Porcupine Health Unit: 2,265 cases, weekly rate of 12.9 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 2,267 cases. There are 10 known active cases. Of the eligible population 12 years and older, 91 per cent of people have at least one dose of the vaccine and 86 per cent have both doses.
  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 3,547 cases, weekly rate of 121.3 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 3,593 cases. There are 258 known active cases. Of the eligible population 12 years and older, 92 per cent of people have at least one dose of the vaccine and 88 per cent have both doses.
  • Timiskaming Health Unit: 326 cases, weekly rate of 144.6 cases per 100,000 people.  The health unit has reported 331 cases. There are 66 known active cases. Of the eligible population 12 years and older, 88 per cent of people have at least one dose of the vaccine and 85 per cent have both doses.
  • Northwestern Health Unit: 1,221 cases, weekly rate of 19.7 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 1,220 cases. There are 16 known active cases. Of the eligible population 12 years and older, 90 per cent of people have at least one dose of the vaccine and 85 per cent have both doses.
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 3,496 cases, weekly rate of 15.9 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 3,495 cases. There are 33 known active cases. Of the eligible population 12 years and older, 94 per cent of people have at least one dose of the vaccine and 90 per cent have both doses.

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



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