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Ontario reports 2,655 new COVID cases today

The province's daily update also includes 89 new deaths and 136 hospitalizations

Public Health Ontario has reported 2,655 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The province is also reporting 89 deaths today, including 42 people who were residents at long-term care homes.

The deaths reported today include six people between 40 and 59 years old, 22 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 61 people over the age of 80. 

Ontario reports 136 new COVID-related hospitalizations and 19 new admissions to intensive care. 

The Jan. 20 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:

  • 3,714 new recoveries
  • 26,467 active cases, which is down from 27,615 yesterday
  • 1,598 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 1,626 reported yesterday. 
  • There are 395 COVID patients in intensive care units (down from 400 yesterday) and 296 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 292 yesterday).
  • The province reported 54,307 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 4.9 per cent postivity rate. 
  • There is a backlog of 48,963 tests. To date, 9,054,585 tests have been completed.
  • Of the 2,655 cases reported today, 925 are from Toronto, 473 are from Peel, 226 are from York Region, and 71 are from Simcoe Muskoka.
  • There are 257 ongoing, active outbreaks at long-term care homes, 171 outbreaks at retirement homes and 92 outbreaks at hospitals in the province.
  • The province's report shows the cases reported today included: 335 people under 19 years old, 1,003 people between 20 and 39 years old, 800 people between 40 and 59 years old, 373 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 147 people over the age of 80. 

 Vaccine update for Jan. 20: 

  • There were 13,784 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on Jan. 19, up from 14,346 on Jan. 18.
  • As of 8 p.m. on Jan. 19, the province reports 237,918 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
  • There are 32,361 total vaccinations completed (both doses). The vaccines approved for use require two doses a few weeks apart.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 244,932 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 212,897 recoveries and 5,568 deaths, of which 3,274 were individuals living in long-term care homes.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 1,647.8 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario. The weekly incidence rate in Ontario is 142.2 cases per 100,000 people from Jan. 10 to Jan. 16, which is a decrease of 14.3 per cent compared to Jan. 4 to Jan. 10 when the average weekly incidence rate was 165.9 cases per 100,000 people.

Though Public Health Ontario noted a glitch in reporting from Toronto Public Health yesterday, suggesting the numbers from Toronto could be underestimated, there was no correction or update to yesterday's Toronto numbers noted today.

In Northern Ontario, the breakdown of Public Health Ontario data is:

  • Algoma Public Health: 142 cases, rate of 124.1 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 143 cases. There are 25 known active cases.
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 183 cases, rate of  141 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 185 cases. There are five known active cases.
  • Porcupine Health Unit: 190 cases, rate of 227.7 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 189 cases. There are 29 known active cases. 
  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 403 cases, rate of 202.5 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 402 cases. There are 65 known active cases. 
  • Timiskaming Health Unit: 85 cases, rate of 260 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 86 cases. There is one known active case.
  • Northwestern Health Unit: 236 cases, rate of 269.2 per 100,000 people. There are 14 known active cases. 
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 748 cases, rate of 498.8 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 756 cases. There are 92 known active cases.

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.