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Ontario reports 185 new COVID cases Thursday

Today's update includes 149 recoveries, 10 new hospitalizations, and seven deaths

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.


  • 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.


Yesterday, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported three new COVID-19 cases.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,339 cases of COVID-19 with 12,062 of those cases recovered and 255 cases ending in death.

There are four people from Simcoe County hospitalized with COVID-19-related illnesses, which includes one new hospitalization since Friday.

The weekly incidence rate in Simcoe-Muskoka region is 2.7 cases per 100,000 people, which is down by 15.6 per cent compared to last week. 


Erika Engel

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