As COVID cases continue to rise, Ontario will begin reporting vax status of patients

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Published August 10, 2021 at 3:04 pm

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As Ontario’s COVID-19 cases begin to rise and fears of a fourth-wave are spiking, the province will now release the vaccination status of positive COVID-19 residents, as well as those in hospital and ICU.

Ontario’s Minister of Health Christine Elliott tweeted today that, “growing case counts do not necessarily mean the same thing as before.

“Hospitalizations and ICU admissions will be especially critical in monitoring Ontario’s COVID-19 response.”

Although the COVID-19 vaccines do not prevent people from catching the virus, the overwhelming majority will see milder symptoms and avoid hospitalization.

“Ontario is reporting 94 people hospitalized with COVID-19, 28 who are unvaccinated. Another 113 people are being treated in ICU due to COVID-19, 83 who are unvaccinated.”

Ontario reported 321 new cases of COVID-19 today, 267 of which are in unvaccinated individuals.

Across the province, 81.05 per cent of residents aged 12+ have received the first dose of the vaccine and 71.95 per cent are fully dosed.

With today’s numbers, Ontario’s seven-day rolling average has edged over 300, at 306. A week ago it was 201.

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