COVID-19: Ontario reports 58 more deaths; 90 people in Ottawa hospitals

COVID-19: Ontario reports 58 more deaths; 90 people in Ottawa hospitals
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Ontario reported 3,960 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday and 58 more deaths as movie theatres, gyms, restaurants and a variety of other businesses will be allowed to reopen Monday.

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Restrictions imposed Jan. 5 will be relaxed as of Jan. 31 so venues that had to curtail indoor activities entirely can operate at half-capacity. Sporting events, concert venues and theatres will be allowed to operate at half-capacity or 500 people, whichever is less. Proof of vaccination will be required for customers.

Limits on social gatherings will be increased to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. The province is set to relax restrictions every three weeks.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a Twitter post there are 3,019 people in hospital with COVID while noting that not all hospitals report their numbers on weekends.

There are 587 people in ICU due to the virus, 358 on ventilators.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the province has seen 1,030,251 confirmed cases of the virus and 11,412 related deaths. An additional three deaths beyond the 55 new ones reported Sunday were included in that tally after data were reviewed.

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The province is aware of 46,950 active cases.

There are 224 new cases in Ottawa according to the province’s health agency, however, that number may differ from what is reported by Ottawa Public Health later in the day due to data collection timing.

The province reports 91.8 per cent of the population 12 and older have one dose, and 89.2 per cent have two doses. There have been 30,558,597 doses administered in all.

Of those vaccinated, 6,316,931 have received a booster dose.

The seven-day rolling average of cases in Ontario per 100,000 people is 4,798.

In areas around the capital region, Eastern Ontario (which includes Hawkesbury and Cornwall) had 87 new cases, Kingston reported 36. Leeds, Grenville, Lanark had 43 new cases while Renfrew County and District had 30.

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In Ontario, 30,558,597 vaccine doses have been administered.

91.8% of Ontarians 12+ have one dose & 89.2% have two doses.

If you still need your first, second or booster dose, it’s not too late. Both Moderna & Pfizer provide strong protection. Book now: https://t.co/IcpDOgxrLu.

— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) January 30, 2022

Latest COVID-19 news in Ottawa

Ottawa Public Health reported 90 people in hospital Sunday (with 15 in ICU), which is a dip down from the 103 in hospital Saturday.

There are 225 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city, bringing the total of known active cases to 2,661, however, those numbers are judged to be underestimated because of the restrictions in testing in Ontario.

OPH reported one new death Sunday. The toll stands at 691.

One new outbreak was reported in a health-care institution. There are 128 ongoing outbreaks in that sector.

The seven-day rolling average of cases in Ottawa is 188.2 per 100,000 people, calculated as of Friday.

Latest COVID-19 news in Quebec

Hospitalizations dropped in Quebec Sunday as it reported 2,838 new confirmed cases and another 11 deaths due to COVID-19.

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There are now 2,895 people in the province’s hospitals — 80 fewer hospitalizations than the day before and the fewest reported by the health ministry in more than two weeks.

Of those patients, 233 are in intensive care — an increase of two.

The COVID-19 death toll in Quebec now stands at 13,190.

COVID-19 BY THE NUMBERS

Ottawa

(Reported Sunday)

225: New cases (Case numbers are regarded as underestimations due to reduced testing)

57,803: Total cases

1: New deaths

691: Total deaths

2,661: Known active cases

90: In hospital

15: In ICU

188.2: Rolling seven-day average of cases per 100,000 people

19.1: Per cent positivity in testing

0.88: Estimated seven-day reproduction rate, R(t). A number higher than one indicates the virus is spreading.

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Ontario

(Reported Sunday)

3,960: New confirmed cases

1,030,251: Total cases

58: New deaths (including three recorded due to data cleanup)

11,412: Total deaths

3,019: Patients in hospital with COVID-related illness

*587: COVID patients in intensive care

*358: On ventilators

(*Note: Ontario Public Health statistics of ICU hospitalizations and ventilator cases contain some patients who no longer test positive for COVID-19 but who are being treated for conditions caused by the virus.)

68,327: Doses administered previous day

30,558,597: Total doses to date

83.6: Per cent of Ontarians five and older fully vaccinated

6,316,931: Individuals with three doses

23,638: Tests conducted in previous 24 hours

13.5: Per cent positivity

1.29: Estimated seven-day reproduction rate, R(t). A number higher than one indicates the virus is growing.

As of Dec. 31, Ontario restricted access to PCR tests to high-risk individuals who are symptomatic and/or are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19, front-line workers, residents in high-risk settings and other vulnerable populations. As a result, the true number of infections is likely higher than what is reported.

-With files from the Montreal Gazette

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