Ontario is reporting 495 new COVID-19 cases and eight additional deaths on Wednesday.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says 380 cases are in individuals who have not been fully vaccinated or who have unknown immunization status and 115 are in fully vaccinated individuals.
Now 172 people are in ICU and 123 on ventilator due to COVID-19. Among ICU patients, 164 have not been fully vaccinated, who have unknown immunization status.
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In the last 24-hour period 36,404 tests were completed for a positivity of 1.7 per cent.
Another 38,297 doses of vaccine were given in the past 24-hour period, and 86.1 percent of Ontarians 12 and older have received at least one dose, while 80.7 percent are now fully vaccinated.
This is the second day in a row and the third time this month that the province has seen less than 500 daily cases. 466 new cases were reported on Tuesday And a week ago 463 new cases were reported.
The rolling seven-day average rises slightly to 610 but is still below 692 from a week ago.
The province is reporting another 170 school-related cases among students and staff. As of Wednesday, about 17 percent of schools in the province have at least one COVID-19 case.
Ontario’s Science Advisory Table Latest COVID-19 Modeling Shows That the number of hospitalizations and ICU stays remains stable.
The group says there is uncertainty in their predictions because it is too early to see the impact of in-person schooling and work resumption and people spending more time indoors during cold weather.
The advisory table says that high vaccination rates and sustained public health measures are integral to controlling case growth.
Dr Kieran Moore, the province’s chief medical officer of health, will provide a COVID-19 update at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.