Ontario Reports 2,362 New Cases of COVID-19, Administers 141,765 Doses of Vaccine – fr

Ontario Reports 2,362 New Cases of COVID-19, Administers 141,765 Doses of Vaccine – fr

Ontario reported 2,362 more cases of COVID-19 and 26 new deaths of people with the virus on Friday.
That number comes with 44,040 tests completed, which is well below the province’s capacity, but still an improvement from the start of the week, when less than 30,000 tests have been analyzed consecutively.

The province is reporting 691 new cases in Toronto, 563 in Peel, 223 in York Region, 148 in Durham and 112 in Hamilton. The province’s test positivity rate is 6.1%.

The seven-day average, which smooths out peaks and troughs in the data, is now 2,616, the lowest number since April 3.

Ontario administered 141,765 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, for a total of more than 6.7 million doses in the arms so far.

Of these, 415,531 people have received two doses and are fully vaccinated.

The province aims to have all consenting adults fully immunized by September 22 if supply permits.

According to University of Toronto epidemiologist Ashleigh Tuite, the sooner the population can be fully immunized, the better.

She says the government should clarify its plan for the second doses, given the confused and “piecemeal” vaccination campaign so far.

The province also lists 3,502 cases resolved on Friday. The effective number of breeders, which is an estimate of the average number of people a person with COVID-19 will subsequently infect, is 0.89. This number must remain less than one for the number of cases to decrease.

The number of hospitalizations fell again on Friday, down from 50 to 1,582.

The number of people in intensive care rose by one to 777, but the number of people using a respirator to breathe fell from eight to 560.

Premier Doug Ford announced yesterday that Ontario will remain on its current stay-at-home order until “at least” June 2.

Ford said the province should be able to lift restrictions on outdoor recreation by that date, with more details on reopening plans to follow in the days and weeks that follow.

“The situation slowly evolves into the right situation. Make no mistake, we’re not out of the woods yet, ”Ford said Thursday at its first press conference in over a week, adding that its goal is for Ontario to have“ the July and August more normal possible. “

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr David Williams said this week the province will need to be “well below” 1,000 cases a day “for several days” before restrictions can be safely eased.

Officials did not respond when asked at a press conference yesterday whether the province would revert to its old color-coded framework for reopening.


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