Ontario Reports Fewer Than 1,100 New COVID-19 Cases for Second Day in a Row –

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Ontario Reports Fewer Than 1,100 New COVID-19 Cases for Second Day in a Row – fr


TORONTO – Ontario health officials are reporting fewer than 1,100 new cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row.

The province confirmed 1,095 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, after officials reported 1,039 new cases on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s case count marked the lowest number of infections reported daily since the start of March.

Ontario’s seven-day moving average now stands at 1,622, up from 2,183 so far last week.

With 24,008 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said the positivity rate fell slightly from 6.2% on Tuesday to 5.3% on Wednesday.

Health officials also reported that 23 more people had died from COVID-19. In total, the province has recorded 8,678 deaths linked to the new coronavirus.

There are currently 1,073 people in hospital due to the disease. At least 672 of these patients are in intensive care and 469 are breathing using a ventilator.

The province estimated that 2,371 more cases of the disease were resolved on Wednesday, bringing the number of recovered patients in Ontario to 499,640.

Wednesday’s report brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Ontario to 526,045, including deaths and recoveries.

WHERE ARE THE COVID-19 CASES IN ONTARIO?

Most of the newly reported cases are concentrated in sensitive areas of the Greater Toronto Area. Authorities have reported 257 new cases in Toronto, 215 new cases in Peel Region, 123 in Durham Region and 101 new cases in York Region.

All other regions of the province have reported less than 100 new cases.

The province reported 992 new cases of B.1.1.7 (UK variant) in Ontario on Wednesday. The total number of cases for the strain now stands at 121,122.

Authorities have identified 19 new cases of B.1.351 (South African variant), bringing the total number of cases in the province to 836.

In addition, the province added 43 more cases of P.1 (Brazilian variant), bringing its total number of cases to 2,505.

Ontario is not currently reporting the number of cases of the B.1.617 variant, originally found in India, in the province.

OVER 569,000 FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE IN ONTARIO

The province reports that 569,317 people in Ontario have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and are now considered vaccinated against the disease.

In the past 24 hours, officials said 135,308 doses of the vaccine had been given to residents of the province. Officials have repeatedly stated that they have the capacity to give around 150,000 vaccines per day.

A total of 8,386,950 doses of vaccine have been administered in Ontario since the start of deployment earlier this year.

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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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