Ontario reports 2,759 new coronavirus cases, lowest positivity rate in nearly six weeks – fr

Ontario reports 2,759 new coronavirus cases, lowest positivity rate in nearly six weeks – fr

Ontario is reporting a slight increase in the number of new COVID-19 infections with more than 2,700 confirmed cases today, but the province’s test positivity rate has now fallen to its lowest level in nearly six weeks.

Provincial health officials recorded 2,759 new infections today, compared to 2,320 confirmed cases on Wednesday and 2,073 infections recorded on Tuesday.

But the seven-day moving average of new cases continues to decline.

The average daily number of cases fell to 2,729 today, from 3,369 last Thursday and 3,810 two weeks ago.

With 47,638 tests completed in the past 24 hours, the province-wide positivity rate is now 5.7%, the lowest the number has been since April 3.

Another 31 deaths linked to the virus were confirmed today and the average daily toll is now 27, up one from last Thursday.

According to data released by the province today, there has been little movement in hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions in the past 24 hours.

The province says the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital declined slightly to 1,632, but the number of intensive care patients remains unchanged at 776.

Of the new cases today, 774 are in Toronto and 602 in Peel Region. Ontario’s active workload fell to 29,235 today from 34,377 a week ago.

The total number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ontario has now exceeded 500,000 and more than 8,400 people have died in the province after being infected with the novel coronavirus.

The Ford government has yet to confirm whether it plans to extend a province-wide lockdown and home stay order that expires on May 20.

The restrictions were implemented in a bid to curb the rapid growth of COVID-19 cases in Ontario and the province’s health minister has hinted the home support order may be in effect beyond that. of the next week.

Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement this afternoon alongside Dr. David Williams, the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Williams said this week that Ontario would need to see the daily number of COVID-19 cases well below 1,000 before the stay-at-home order can be lifted.

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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