Ontario reported a record-breaking 10,436 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, and three new deaths.
According to newly released Ministry of Health data, hospitalizations from COVID-19 reached 720 on Wednesday, up from close to 500 before Christmas Day.
There are now 190 patients in the ICU, only 28 of whom have received a full course of vaccination. This is an increase from the 168 ICU patients recorded one week ago.
726 people are hospitalized with #COVID19, and 190 people are in ICU due to COVID-19.
The seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 related patients in ICU is 174.
There are 10,436 new cases of COVID-19.
Today’s numbers will be available at 10:30 a.m. at https://t.co/ypmgZbVRvn.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) December 29, 2021
The province has administered 26,815,586 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, with over 176,000 doses administered on Tuesday. Across the province, 90.7% of those aged 12 and up have received at least one dose, and 88.1% have received both.
To date, Ontario has seen 725,841 cases of COVID-19 and 10,171 deaths.
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The latest numbers surpassed the previous record of 10,412 new cases on Christmas Day.
Ontario health officials were expected to announce changes to COVID-19 testing guidelines Tuesday afternoon, however, the Ministry of Health postponed the announcement after the American Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a new framework shortening the recommended isolation and quarantine period for asymptomatic individuals who test positive for COVID-19.
The new CDC guidelines require individuals who test positive for the virus to isolate for five days, rather than the previously recommended 10.