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Ontario tops milestone of 10 million residents with at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot


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Ontario tops milestone of 10 million residents with at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot

Ontario topped a significant milestone this weekend, with more than 10 million residents receiving at least one shot.

According to the Star’s vaccine tracker, 10,006,434 people in Ontario have received at least one shot. That works out to approximately 67.9 per cent of the total population and the equivalent of 76.8 per cent of the eligible population.

The tracker says 5,554,637 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses. That works out to approximately 37.7 per cent of the total population and the equivalent of 42.6 per cent of the eligible population.

Ontario has administered 196,068 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 15,561,071 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night.

Ontario is reporting another 213 COVID-19 cases and nine more deaths, according to its latest report released Sunday morning.

The province says 19,000 tests were completed the previous day, and a 1.3 per cent positivity rate.

There are 158 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 235 patients in intensive care. There are 159 people on ventilators.

Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 49 cases in Waterloo Region, 42 in Toronto, 25 in Grey Bruce, 17 in Peel and 12 in Halton.

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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 3,782, in the latest report released by the province,

Ontario is reporting no new long-term-care homes in outbreak, for a total of three or 0.5 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.

There are 143,899 confirmed cases in Ontario of the Alpha variant first detected in the United Kingdom, an increase of 32 from the previous day.

There are 1,415 cases of the Beta variant first detected in South Africa, the same as the previous day.

There are 4,631 cases of the Gamma variant first found in Brazil, the same as the previous day.

There are 2,041 cases of the Delta variant first detected in India, an increase of 14 from the previous day.

Erin LeBlanc is a reporter for the Star’s radio room based in Toronto. Reach them via email: [email protected]

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