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Ontario reports 591 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

The latest updates noted 664 recoveries and seven new deaths

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.
  • Today's new cases include 293 unvaccinated, 14 partially vaccinated, and 237 fully vaccinated people. 47 cases were reported with the vaccination status unknown.  
  • Among the people in the ICU with COVID are 66 unvaccinated, three partially vaccinated, and 14 fully vaccinated individuals. 
  • Those hospitalized, but not in the ICU, with COVID include 104 unvaccinated, five partially vaccinated, and 59 fully vaccinated individuals.
  • The seven-day average incidence rate by vaccination status is 10.2 cases per 100,000 unvaccinated people, 4.9 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.


The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 79 new COVID cases in its report yesterday. 

There are currently 510 active cases in the region. 

Twenty-eight people from Simcoe County and one from Muskoka District are hospitalized with COVID-19. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 15,154 cases of COVID-19 with 14,367 of those cases recovered and 277 cases ending in death. 

The region's weekly incidence rate is 68.7 cases per 100,000 for the week beginning Nov. 14, which is up by 20.7 per cent compared to the week beginning Nov. 8.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit weekly incidence rate is 10.8 cases per 100,000, which is down by 20.6 per cent compared to the week of Nov. 8. 

Erika Engel

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