Ontario Records 2,485 New COVID-19 Cases, 41 More Deaths In Last 2 Days –

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Ontario Records 2,716 New COVID-19 Cases, Expands Vaccine Eligibility – fr


Ontario says it has confirmed 2,485 more cases of COVID-19 in the past two days, along with 41 more deaths related to the disease.
Due to the Victoria Day long weekend, the province provided two days of data on Tuesday morning.

The new cases are distributed at 1,446 Sunday and 1,039 Monday.

As expected, overall testing levels were quite low over the holiday weekend, with just over 37,000 total tests performed over the same two-day period. That said, positivity rates have continued on a downward trend, suggesting that even with fewer tests, there are indeed fewer new cases occurring in the province compared to recent weeks.

The seven-day daily case average fell to 1,693, its lowest point in more than eight weeks.

There are currently about 19,026 active COVID-19 infections across the province, the least since March 29.

The additional deaths brought the official death toll to 8,655.

Public health units collectively administered 186,035 additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines during the same period. A total of 8,251,642 vaccines have been administered to date and approximately 64.3% of Ontarians aged 18 and over have received at least one dose.

Meanwhile, Ontarians who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in mid-March will be able to book their second injection this week as the province seeks to deplete its stock before it expires.

Those who received a first injection from March 10 to 19 are prioritized for a second. These dates include a pilot project that delivered the AstraZeneca vaccine to pharmacies in Toronto, Kingston and Windsor, as well as through some primary care providers.

Although the recommended interval between injections is at least 12 weeks, the second injection is offered to this group after 10 weeks to use 45,000 doses which will expire in about a week. Another 10,000 doses of AstraZeneca are due to expire next month.

The province currently has over 300,000 doses in stock.

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