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Ontario reports 3,326 new COVID cases today

The province also reported 62 deaths and 152 new hospitalizations in its latest update

Public Health Ontario has reported 3,326 new cases of COVID-19 today, (Jan. 14). 

The province has reported 62 deaths today. Of those, 29 were residents of long-term care homes and one was a health care worker employed at a long-term care home.

Three of the deaths reported today were individuals between 40 and 59 years old, 19 were individuals between 60 and 79 years old, and 40 were individuals over the age of 80. 

Since yesterday, 152 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19, and 22 COVID patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

The Jan. 14 updates provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data collected for Jan. 13:

  • 3,593 new recoveries
  • 1,657 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 1,674 reported yesterday. 
  • There are 388 COVID patients in intensive care units (up from 385 yesterday) and 280 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 276 yesterday). 
  • 29,307 current active cases in Ontario, which is down from 29,636 reported yesterday
  • The province reported 71,169 tests processed yesterday resulting in a 5.1 per cent positivity rate. The province's goal is three per cent. 
  • There is a backlog of 66,940 tests awaiting processing.
  • Of the 3,326 cases reported today, 968 are from Toronto, 572 are from Peel, 357 are from York Region, and 80 are from Simcoe-Muskoka.
  • Based on case data reported today, the new cases include 419 people under 20, 1,240 people between 20 and 39 years old, 977 people between 40 and 59 years old, 468 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 219 people over the age of 80.
  • There are 259 ongoing, active outbreaks at long-term care homes in the province, 163 active outbreaks at retirement homes, and 89 active outbreaks at hospitals. 
  • There were 14,237 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on Jan. 13, up from 11,231 on Jan. 12.
  • As of 8 p.m. on Jan. 13, the province reports 150,021 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
  • There are 13,293 total vaccinations completed (both doses), which is up from 8,778 reported yesterday. The vaccines approved for use requires two doses a few weeks apart.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 228,310 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 193,814 recoveries and 5,189 deaths, of which 3,092 were individuals living in long-term care homes

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 1,535.9 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario. The weekly incidence rate in Ontario is 165.1 cases per 100,000 people from Jan. 4 to Jan. 10, which is an increase of 11.3 per cent compared to Dec. 29 to Jan. 4 when the average weekly incidence rate was 148.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Yesterday, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 82 new cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 4,447 cases of COVID-19 with 3,138 of those cases recovered and 81 cases ending in death. There are approximately 1,200 active, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region, with the majority of those in Simcoe County.

There are at least 37 people from Simcoe County hospitalized. 

According to the health unit, there have been more than 8,600 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine administered in Simcoe Muskoka to health care workers in local hospitals, long-term care and retirement homes.

In Simcoe-Muskoka the weekly incidence rate is also on the rise with 83.6 cases per 100,000 people for the week of Jan. 4 to Jan. 10, which is up by 21.7 per cent compared to the week of Dec. 29 to Jan. 4 when the rate was 68.7 cases per 100,000 people.

For the latest breakdown of cases in the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit, click here.

The Ontario government has declared a state of emergency, the second since the start of the pandemic, and extended the province-wide shutdown to Feb. 11, 2021. There are additional measures in place for the shutdown, all of which can be found in this provincial breakdown.