Quebec Standard

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The death count from the pandemic in Ontario has surpassed 10,000, with roughly 700 new COVID-19 cases reported in the province

On Tuesday, the province reported over 700 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of persons killed by the epidemic to 10,000. Further the health officials confirmed 687 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections recorded in the province to 794 in seven days.

According to the ministry, 266 persons in Ontario are hospitalised with COVID-19, with 153 of them in intensive care units. With 964 infections recorded on Sunday, Ontario had the largest number of new cases in a single day since May. The number of cases dropped to 788 on Monday.

The Omicron COVID-19 variation has now been verified in four cases in Ontario, all of which are in Ottawa. Unvaccinated persons accounted for 310 of the cases today, fully vaccinated individuals accounted for 308, and partially vaccinated individuals accounted for 19 instances. The remaining 50 patients’ immunisation status is unclear.

On Tuesday, Ontario confirmed three COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 10,000 since the outbreak began. The first individual in Ontario to die with COVID-19 was a 77-year-old Barrie man. In March 2020, he died in hospital after coming home after a vacation to the United Kingdom.

The individual wasn’t a confirmed case at the time, but he was being investigated for the virus. He was tested positive after his death. The province’s first COVID-19 fatality occurred just hours after Premier Doug Ford announced a state of emergency.

“We are in the midst of a historic moment,” Ford declared at the time. “This was not a choice to be taken lightly. COVID-19 is a severe threat to public health. COVID-19 had been detected in 185 instances in Ontario at the time. The total number of cases in the province presently stands at 618,490.

Source: CTV News

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