Ontario COVID: Seventh wave has peaked

Written by Javed Iqbal

Ontario’s health chief says the province’s seventh wave of COVID-19 has peaked.

Dr. Kieran Moore says key indicators such as hospital admissions and the COVID-19 sewage signal are falling.

Public Health Ontario says the number of cases of COVID-19 fell in 22 of Ontario’s 34 health units in the week ending July 30, with percentage positivity falling slightly week over week and hospitalizations falling to 306 compared to 463 on previous week.

46 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the week ending July 30, compared with 75 the week before.

Moore says he expects the overall risk and impact on the health sector to continue to decline through August.

He also says that since so many people have been infected with the Omicron variant, coupled with protection from high immunization rates and the fact that that a new variant of concern has not yet emerged.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 5, 2022.

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