Ontario Reports Just Over 1,000 New COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Below 1,000 –

Ontario Reports Just Over 1,000 New COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Below 1,000 – fr

TORONTO – Ontario is reporting 1,057 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with 15 more deaths.

Since the start of the pandemic, Ontario has recorded 529,510 laboratory-confirmed cases of the disease. This number includes 506,361 recoveries and 8,726 deaths.

At least 15 of these deaths were reported the day before.

With 33,559 tests processed across the province in the past 24 hours, the health ministry says the COVID-19 positivity rate is 3.6%.

The seven-day average number of reported cases is 1,249. A week ago the average was 1,951.

Currently, there are 14,423 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario.

Meanwhile, 934 COVID-19 patients remain in hospital, of which 626 are being treated in intensive care.

Where are the new COVID-19 cases?

Most of the cases reported by the province on Thursday were found in Toronto (228), Peel Region (178), York Region (82) and Hamilton (71).

Ontario is currently subject to a stay-at-home order which was recently extended and is expected to expire on June 2.

On Thursday afternoon, Premier Doug Ford unveiled a three-step reopening plan to ease pandemic restrictions that are expected to begin June 14, starting with outdoor activities.

Update on COVID-19 variants of concern

Another 986 cases of the COVID-19 variant known as B.1.1.7 have been confirmed in Ontario since Friday.

The total number of cases for the mutation, which was first discovered in the UK, stands at 124,172.

One hundred and seventy-eight cases of P.1 (Brazilian variant) and 31 cases of B.1.351 (South African variant) were also recorded, bringing their case totals to 2,794 and 945, respectively.

COVID-19 vaccination in Ontario

Nearly nine million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across Ontario so far.

At least 148,972 of these needles entered the guns on Wednesday alone.

The health ministry says around 659,139 people have received both a first and second dose and are considered fully immunized against the disease.


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