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Ontario reports 2,359 new COVID cases today

Active cases have decreased to 24,545 province-wide
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Public Health Ontario has reported 2,359 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The province is also reporting 52 deaths in its latest update, including 25 people who were residents at long-term care homes.

The deaths reported today include one person between 20 and 39 years old, one person between 40 and 59 years old, 12 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 38 people over the age of 80. 

Ontario reports 172 new COVID-related hospitalizations and 14 new admissions to intensive care. 

The Jan. 23 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:

  • 3,025 new recoveries
  • 24,545 active cases, which is down from 25,263 yesterday
  • 1,501 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 1,512 reported yesterday. 
  • There are 395 COVID patients in intensive care units (up from 383 yesterday) and 299 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 291 yesterday).
  • The province reported 63,453 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 4.5 per cent positivity rate. 
  • There is a backlog of 37,847 tests. To date, 9,260,044 tests have been completed.
  • Of the 2,359 cases reported today, 708 are from Toronto, 422 are from Peel, 220 are from York Region, and 87 are from Simcoe-Muskoka
  • There are 242 active outbreaks at long-term care homes, 157 at retirement homes and 102 at hospitals. 
  • Of the cases reported today there are 305 people under 19 years old, 870 people between 20 and 39 years old, 633 people between 40 and 59 years old, 393 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 157 people over the age of 80. 

 Vaccine update for Jan. 23: 

  • There were 11,161 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on Jan. 22, down from 11,168 on Jan. 21.
  • As of 8 p.m. on Jan. 22, the province reports 276,146 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
  • There are 57,907 total vaccinations completed (both doses). The vaccines approved for use require two doses a few weeks apart.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 252,585 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 222,287 recoveries and 5,753 deaths, of which 3,375 were individuals living in long-term care homes.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 1,699.3 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario. 

The weekly incidence rate in Ontario is 127.3 cases per 100,000 people from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19, which is a decrease of 20.7 per cent compared to Jan. 7 to Jan. 13 when the average weekly incidence rate was 160.6 cases per 100,000 people.

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.

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

  • Algoma Public Health - 150 confirmed cases, with 20 known active cases.
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit - 186 confirmed cases, with three known active cases.
  • Porcupine Health Unit - 193 confirmed cases, with 28 known active cases.
  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts - 431 confirmed cases, with 52 active cases.
  • Timiskaming Health Unit - 89 confirmed cases, with three known active cases.
  • Northwestern Health Unit - 240 confirmed cases, with 12 known active cases.
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit - 832 confirmed cases, with 143 known active cases.

Erika Engel

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