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Vaccinated outnumber unvaccinated in new COVID count but fewer require hospitalization

Vaccinated outnumber unvaccinated in new COVID count but fewer require hospitalization

With the advent of the Omicron COVID variant more vaccinated Ontarians are testing positive for the virus than unvaccinated. 526 of Ontario’s 1,429 new reported cases today were unvaccinated. 94 cases are in individuals with an unknown vaccination status. The ret had at least two shots,

But when it comes to the severity of the disease only 22 percent of those requiring hospitalization have been fully vaccinated, and 19 percent required intensive care.

Just over 99,000 vaccinations were administered yesterday—the highest single-day vaccination total since July24. A total of 24.584,089 vaccine doses have been administered. 90.3% of Ontarians 12-plus have one dose and 87.6% have two doses. Over 1.1 million Ontario residents have gad the booster shot and over 332,000 children 5-11 have been vaccinated for a vaccination rate of just under 31 percent.

Hamilton Public Health reported 172 new COVID cases since Friday—40 in the last 24-hour period. There are 346 active cases in Hamilton—up from 222 a week ago. Hospitalizations have increased to 26 from 18 on Friday. There are 20 outbreaks in Hamilton—one at the Winking Judge pub on Augusta Street resulted in 28 people testing positive. 10 of the outbreaks are in school settings. Halton reports 196 cases since Friday, 70 of them in the last 24 hours. There are still only 4 COVID patients in Halton hospitals.

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