Ontario Reports 2,170 New COVID-19 Cases, Lowest Daily Number of Deaths in Nearly 2 Months – fr

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Ontario is reporting just under 2,200 new cases of COVID-19 and four other virus-related deaths, the lowest daily death toll in nearly two months.

Provincial health officials recorded 2,170 new COVID-19 infections today, down slightly from the 2,199 confirmed cases on Sunday. Today’s tally is a notable drop from the 2,716 cases reported last Monday.

The seven-day moving average for new infections now stands at 2,352, down from 3,017 last week and 3,917 two weeks ago.

With 24,498 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the province reports a test positivity rate of 7.9%, down from 9.1 last Monday.

Four more virus-related deaths were confirmed today, the lowest one-day total since March 22. The average number of virus-related deaths reported each day is declining week-over-week. The province says the average daily death toll is now 23, up from 30 last week.

There are currently 1,320 COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals, up slightly from 1,292 on Sunday, but down significantly from 1,632 a week ago.

The province says there are now 779 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, up from 785 on Sunday and 828 seven days ago.

It should be noted that more than 10 percent of hospitals did not submit data to the province today, which is common earlier this week, according to the Department of Health.

Of the new cases reported today, 566 are in Toronto, 556 in Peel Region, 215 in York Region, 120 in Durham Region and 101 in Hamilton.

The number of active laboratory-confirmed cases in the province is now 25,869, up from 31,991 last Monday.

Last week, the Ford government again extended the province-wide stay-at-home order for another two weeks in a bid to reduce the number of daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths. The ordinance is now in effect until at least June 2.

The province also announced today that all adults in Ontario will be eligible to reserve their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine starting tomorrow.

Last night, 7,177,145 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Ontario.

The numbers used in this story can be found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s Daily Epidemiological Summary for COVID-19. The number of cases for a city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, as local units report the numbers at different times.

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