Daily case numbers not as meaningful due to high rates of vaccinations: Ontario’s top doc

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Daily case numbers not as meaningful due to high rates of vaccinations: Ontario’s top doc's Profile



Daily COVID-19  case numbers may have been over 300 for the past few days, but it might be time to look beyond the case numbers.

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore says we can expect cases to begin to rise as we approach September.

However, he says that growing case counts won’t have the same meaning now as during previous waves, due to high rates of vaccinations.

Dr. Kieran Moore says that the breakthrough infections in fully vaccinated people tend to be milder.

He urges people to focus less on daily case counts and more on hospitalizations and ICU admissions.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health rearranged its daily reporting website and added new metrics, comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated cases and hospital admissions.

Roughly 80 per cent of the cases on Tuesday are in unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people.

 

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