Ontario reported highest number of COVID cases on November 13 (Saturday) in last 40 days. Biggest province of Canada by area and population reported 666 new cases on Saturday. Previously highest single day count was reported on October 2 at 704. Surprising fact is that new cases among fully vaccinated individuals were equal to those in unvaccinated.
Disclaimer: Please note that this article is not to create panic or to discourage vaccination.
|Vaccination Status||New Cases|
|Fully Vaccinated (14 days after last dose)||300|
|Partially Vaccinated (1 dose)||24|
|Unknown Vaccination Status||42|
COVID Science Advisory of Ontario still states that fully vaccinated individuals have 82.5% less risk of infection and 92% less risk of hospitalization as compared to unvaccinated. It’s important to mention here that 85% of eligible Ontarians are now fully vaccinated and more than 89% have received at least 1 dose. Furthermore, new third booster shot campaign was started by the province last week for individuals 70 years or older. Provincial positivity rate was at 2.7%.
On November 10, province has already paused it’s reopening plan due to increasing cases. Previously, the reopening plan was to remove capacity limits in remaining high-risk settings which requires proof of vaccination. This step was delayed for another 28 days by Ford Government.
Even Canada-wide percentage of new cases among fully vaccinated is increasing week-on-week basis. New cases among fully vaccinated has increased from 6.4% to 6.9% in a week. This official data is delayed by two weeks, because Canadian government has to compile the numbers from all the provinces and this data was updated on October 23. This warranted the use of third dose of Moderna as a booster shot which is already approved by Health Canada. Fully vaccinated individuals will be eligible for this booster shot after 6 months of their second dose. Total active cases in Canada as of today were 26,017. 85.6% of eligible Canadians are now fully vaccinated, while 89.74% have received at least 1 dose.