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Ontario reports record 9,571 new COVID cases Friday

The latest updates also include 1,997 recoveries and six deaths

Public Health Ontario is reporting a record 9,571 new COVID cases today.

The latest updates also include 1,997 recoveries and six deaths.

The Dec. 24 updates provided by the province's public health agency and the ministry of health also reported the following data:

  • There are 40,555 active cases, up from 32,412 yesterday.
  • 508 people are in hospital testing positive for COVID-19.
  • Among the cases reported today are 1,536 unvaccinated people, 356 partially vaccinated, and 7,425 fully vaccinated. 254 cases were reported with vaccination status unknown. 
  • The seven-day average incidence rate by vaccination status is 31.9 cases per 100,000 unvaccinated people, 29.4 cases per 100,000 partially vaccinated people, and 32.4 cases per 100,000 fully vaccinated people.
  • 164 people are in ICU due to COVID-19. Of those, 154 people are testing positive and 10 are testing negative. There are 102 people in an intensive care unit (ICU) due to COVID on a ventilator.
  • Among the hospitalized cases (not in the ICU) there are 138 unvaccinated people, 13 partially vaccinated people, and 153 fully vaccinated people. 
  • In the ICU there are 85 unvaccinated cases, three partially vaccinated cases, and 28 fully vaccinated cases. 
  • 11.3 million people in Ontario (77 per cent of the population) are fully vaccinated, and five per cent of the province has one dose of COVID vaccine.
  • 2.7 million people have received a booster (third dose) since August 2021.
  • The province reported 72,639 tests were processed yesterday, resulting in an 18.7 per cent positivity rate.
  • Today's new cases include 253 newborns to four-year-olds, 793 kids ages five to 11 years old, 977 youth between 12 and 19 years old, 4,400 people between 20 and 39 years old, 2,346 people between 40 and 59 years old, 719 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 74 people over 80 years old.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 676,924 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 626,798 recoveries and 10,146 deaths.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 4,594.3 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.

Ontario's average seven-day incidence rate from Dec. 14 to Dec. 20 was 160.4 cases per 100,000 people, which increased 113 per cent over to the seven-day period starting on Dec. 8.

For more on the province's breakdown of vaccination status, click here.

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