Delta hot spots targeted for second dose

Cornelia Mascio
Giugno 10, 2021

The data also shows testing numbers have dropped.

Ontario's science advisory table released new projections on Thursday that are based on three different possible scenarios for the next two months.

The delta variant, which is expected to become the province's dominant strain early this summer, is about 50 per cent more transmissible than the B.1.1.7, or alpha, variant.

Officials say the first dose of aCOVID-19 vaccine is less effective in protecting against the delta variant.

But Brown said that he believes that it can be controlled by accelerating second doses in hot spot communities that are experiencing a rapid rise in Delta cases.

"Our rate is higher than Toronto, meaning we are having more spread or cases for the size of our population", said Dr. Emili.

"This is not a doomsday scenario ..."

Toronto just might get its two-dose summer after all, thanks to the Ontario government's increasingly speedy rollout of COVID vaccines (and a localized spike in cases caused by the aggressive Delta variant).

Beginning 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 14 individuals who live in the above regions will be able to book an appointment through the provincial system or the individual public health units.

Top doctors cite the increased hospitalizations and ICU admissions in the past week, a recent outbreak where there were a higher number of cases in a shorter period of time, and a slower drop in case counts despite vaccination rates as evidence.

Health officials logged 590 new infections on Thursday, as well as 11 deaths related to the novel coronavirus.

The province administered 182,350 doses Wednesday and nearly 10.63 million doses in total.

As of today, the province's public health units, mass vaccination clinics, hospital sites, pharmacies, and physicians are reporting more than 10.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered.

There are nearly 1.4 million people fully-vaccinated with double doses of vaccine.

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