Ontario Reports 3,216 New Coronavirus Cases, 47 More Deaths – fr

Ontario Reports 3,216 New Coronavirus Cases, 47 More Deaths – fr

Ontario is now reporting more than 3,200 new cases of COVID-19 and 47 deaths related to the virus, the highest daily death toll since February.

Provincial health officials recorded 3,216 new infections today, up from 2,864 on Saturday and 3,166 on Friday.

The number of cases today is still down from the 3,732 new infections reported last Sunday. The seven-day moving average of new cases also fell to 3,120 today, from 3,588 last week.

With 38,540 tests completed in the past 24 hours, the province-wide test positive rate is 7.1%, up from 8.5% seven days ago.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Ontario has dropped to 32,404 today, from 37,200 a week ago.

Another 47 deaths linked to the virus were confirmed today, the highest number of new deaths reported since February 19, when the same number of deaths in a single day were recorded. The average daily number of deaths in Ontario is now 29, an increase of two from last week.

Hospitalizations and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions continue to decline. According to the Ministry of Health, there are currently 1,640 COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals, including 848 in intensive care units.

As of Sunday, 1,961 COVID-19 patients were in hospital and 895 in intensive care.

‘We have to bring that number down’

Of the new cases reported today, 903 are in Toronto, 752 in Peel Region, 335 in York Region, 187 in Durham Region and 150 in Ottawa.

The province remains on a stay-at-home order until at least May 20 in a bid to reduce cases as Ontario’s vaccination campaign continues.

It’s unclear when more sectors of the economy will reopen, but Mayor John Tory says reopening too quickly would be a mistake.

“The numbers have stabilized. We said yesterday below 3,000 new cases. We saw 600+ in Toronto, which is a big improvement… but you have to focus on the other side, ”he told CP24 on Sunday morning.

“We have to reduce that number further because it always represents too high a level of infection and I think the one thing people agree on as much as they want things to be opened as soon as possible is that we can’t do it. this too fast. “

Patios reopened briefly in Toronto in March, but closed less than two weeks later after an outbreak of infections prompted the Ford government to put in place a provincial lockdown.

“We have to do it (reopen) in a careful manner so as not to precipitate in any way… another wave of these variants, which are very transferable. So the province, I’m sure, is looking at this now, “Tory said.

Toronto is expected to hit a vaccination milestone this weekend, administering the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to 50 percent of the city’s residents.

The provincial government says 6,144,685 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario to date.

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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