TORONTO – Ontario health officials report more than 800 new cases of COVID-19 on the second straight day.
The province confirmed 807 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, which comes a day after officials received the highest daily number on the fourth wave so far with 865 new viruses.
Officials also reported 656 new cases on Wednesday, 525 new cases on Tuesday and 694 new cases on Monday.
Ontario’s seven-day wrap-up now stands at 731, up from 665 at this point last week. The provincial seven-day average has been rising for weeks now.
Of the 28,786 tests administered in the last 24 hours, the Department of Health says the province’s average gain rate is 3.2 percent.
Of the new infections reported on Friday, 628 cases involving people who are not vaccinated, under-vaccinated or whose immunization status are unknown. The remaining 179 infections involved people who were completely vaccinated.
The province recorded six young people on Friday, bringing the death toll in the province to 9,536.
The deaths of three of the six reported on Friday last week and the remaining three more than a week ago, the health department said. The killings are reported as part of the data capture.
The province says at least 326 people are in hospital due to COVID-19, which includes 34 completely immunized people and 292 people who may be completely immunized or have an unknown immunization status.
At least 169 patients are in intensive care units in Ontario hospitals and 105 are breathing through ventilation.
The province has taken another 738 cases of the disease to be resolved since Friday, bringing the Ontario number of patients diagnosed to 552,248.
Today’s report brings the total number of laboratory certified cases in Ontario to 567,877, including deaths and acquisitions.
WHERE ARE THE NEW COVID-19 NEWS IN ONTARIO
Most of the new cases are found in parts of the Greater Toronto Area. Officials have reported 175 new cases in Toronto, 136 new cases in Peel district, 85 new cases in York district and 50 new cases in Durham district.
Officials also reported 72 new cases in Windsor-Essex, 49 new cases in Ottawa and 46 new cases in Hamilton. All other regions reported 30 new cases of the disease.
Recent modeling data from the province has shown that Ontario is facing the fourth “critical” wave of the epidemic and could see a daily count of up to 9,000 cases in October in the worst case scenario if residents do not reduce their connections.
On the positive side, based on a 30 percent reduction in contact, forecasts found that the census could begin to drop within days and fall below 500 in October.
Witch doctors recommend that large gatherings be restricted and that homework arrangements be made to limit communication.
VARIETY OF CONCERNS ON THE NEW ONTARIO
The province found some cases of serious concern on Friday. Officials are reviewing cases on a regular basis to find changes and variations in anxiety.
The province confirmed three new cases of Alpha B.1.1.7 on Friday. The total number of cases of difficulty now stands at 146,428.
Officials have not seen any new cases of Beta B.1.351 or Gamma P.1 variants so the number of their cases remains at 1,501 and 5,222, respectively.
With regard to the Delta variance, also known as the variant of B.1.617, officials have reported 325 new cases of this nature, bringing the total number in the province to 11,319.
OVER 10M PERSON FULL VOTED IN ONTARIO
The province reports that 10,006,367 people in Ontario have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and are now considered to be fully vaccinated against the disease.
In the last 24-hour period, officials said 43,855 doses of vaccine were given to Ontario residents.
Just over 20.8 million vaccines have been introduced in the province since its inception last year.