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Ontario reports 2,662 new COVID cases today

Active cases, hospitalizations and weekly incidence rate are all trending downward based on provincial reporting
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Public Health Ontario has reported 2,662 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The province is also reporting 87 deaths today, including 43 people who were residents at long-term care homes.

The deaths reported today include one person between 40 and 59 years old, 26 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 60 people over the age of 80. 

Ontario reports 185 new COVID-related hospitalizations and 17 new admissions to intensive care. 

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

  • 3,375 new recoveries
  • 25,263 active cases, which is down from 26,063 yesterday
  • 1,512 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 1,533 reported yesterday. 
  • There are 383 COVID patients in intensive care units (down from 388 yesterday) and 291 COVID patients on ventilators (down from 293 yesterday).
  • The province reported 71,750 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 3.3 per cent positivity rate. 
  • There is a backlog of 41,819 tests. To date, 9,196,591 tests have been completed.
  • Of the 2,662 cases reported today, 779 are from Toronto, 542 are from Peel, 228 are from York Region, and 71 are from Simcoe-Muskoka
  • There are 252 active outbreaks at long-term care homes, 164 at retirement homes and 97 at hospitals. 
  • Of the cases reported today there are 329 people under 19 years old, 927 people between 20 and 39 years old, 805 people between 40 and 59 years old, 410 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 193 people over the age of 80. 

 Vaccine update for Jan. 21: 

  • There were 11,168 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on Jan. 21, down from 15,899 on Jan. 20.
  • As of 8 p.m. on Jan. 21, the province reports 264,985 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
  • There are 49,292 total vaccinations completed (both doses). The vaccines approved for use require two doses a few weeks apart.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 250,226 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 219,262 recoveries and 5,701 deaths, of which 3,350 were individuals living in long-term care homes.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 1,683.4 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario. 

The weekly incidence rate in Ontario is 132.8 cases per 100,000 people from Jan. 12 to Jan. 18, which is a decrease of 18.7 per cent compared to Jan. 6 to Jan. 12 when the average weekly incidence rate was 163.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Yesterday, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 88 new cases of COVID-19 in the region

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 4,941 cases of COVID-19 with 3,618 of those cases recovered and 101 cases ending in death. There are 1,193 active, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region, with the majority of those in Simcoe County. 

There are 37 people from Simcoe County hospitalized. 

There have been 14,413 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine administered in Simcoe Muskoka to health care workers in local hospitals, long-term care and retirement homes, as well as to all eligible long-term care home residents.

As of today, 927 individuals from the region have received both doses of the vaccine.

In Simcoe-Muskoka the weekly incidence rate was 76.4 cases per 100,000 people for the week of Jan. 12 to Jan. 18, which is a decrease of 4.6 per cent compared to the week of Jan. 6 to Jan. 12 when the rate was 80.1 cases per 100,000 people.

For the latest breakdown of cases in the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit, click here.

The Ontario government has declared a state of emergency, the second since the start of the pandemic, and a stay at-home order is in effect until at least Feb. 11, 2021. There are additional measures in place for the shutdown, all of which can be found in this provincial breakdown.

Erika Engel

About the Author: Erika Engel

Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter, photographer and community editor.
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