Ontario is reporting another 650 cases and two more deaths, released Friday morning.
Ontario has administered 45,748 , with 20,386,811 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night.
According to the, 10,686,526 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. That works out to approximately 82.0 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 71.9 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.
The province says 9,700,285 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses. That works out to approximately 74.4 per cent of the eligible population 12 years and older, and the equivalent of 65.3 per cent of the total population, including those not yet eligible for the vaccine.
The province is now including new data that reflects. Ontario is warning that the new process may cause discrepancies between other hospitalization numbers being collected using a different process, and that the data may not match daily COVID-19 case counts.
The province’s new data reports 426 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 64 were partially vaccinated, and 103 cases in fully vaccinated people. Again, the province warns the data may not match daily COVID case counts because records with a missing or invalid health card number can’t be linked.
The seven-day average is at 518 cases daily, or 24.9 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 4.9 daily.
The province says 28,635 tests were completed the previous day, and a 2.4 per cent positivity rate.
There are 197 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 104 patients currently in intensive care testing positive for COVID-19. There are 77 people on ventilators.
Due to technical issues, the data on the number of patients in intensive care testing positive for COVID-19 and the number of people on ventilators was not made available by the province on Wednesday and Thursday.
Locally, Ontario reports that there are 136 new cases are in Toronto, 113 in Peel Region, 63 in York Region, 58 in Windsor-Essex and 55 in Hamilton.
Meanwhile, the province is reporting that there are no new deaths in long-term-care so the number of residents who have died stays the same at 3,793,
Ontario is reporting one more long-term-care home in outbreak, for a total of four or 0.6 per cent of LTC homes in the province.
This data is self-reported by the long-term-care homes to the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Daily case and death figures may not immediately match the numbers posted by the local public health units due to lags in reporting time.
Ontario says that due to “ongoing system upgrades,” the variants of concern data is not available from the previous day, and has not been updated since Thursday morning.
According to Wednesday’s variant data, there are 145,705 confirmed cases in Ontario of the Alpha variant first detected in the United Kingdom, 1,496 cases of the Beta variant first detected in South Africa, 5,206 cases of the Gamma variant first found in Brazil and 6,656 cases of the Delta variant first detected in India.
Urbi Khan is a Toronto-based staff reporter for the Star. Reach her via email: