Ontario reports lowest daily number of coronavirus cases since late March – fr

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


The daily number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario continues to decline with fewer than 1,600 new infections confirmed on Wednesday.

Provincial health officials recorded 1,588 new cases today, up from 1,616 Tuesday and 2,170 Monday.

Today’s tally is also a notable drop from 2,320 new infections confirmed just a week ago and is the lowest one-day total since March 24.

With 38,422 tests completed in the past 24 hours, the province-wide positivity rate is now 5.2%.

The seven-day moving average of new infections fell to 2,183 from 2,826 seven days ago.

Nineteen more deaths linked to the virus were confirmed today, bringing the total number of deaths in Ontario to 8,525.

COVID-19-related hospitalizations also continue to decline in the province. According to the Ministry of Health, 1,401 patients with COVID-19 are treated in Ontario hospitals and 735 patients in intensive care units (ICU). At this point, last week, the province said there were 1,673 COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 776 in the ICU.

Dr Isaac Bogoch, infectious disease specialist and member of the provincial COVID-19 vaccine distribution task force, said Ontario is now starting to see the benefits of vaccination.

“We have a lot of people with the first few doses of a vaccine and I think it’s fair to say that we’re probably starting to see some benefit from the vaccine at the population level,” he told CP24 Wednesday morning.

“In some areas, more than 55% of the population receives a first dose. It is lower in parts of the province, but we know that a first dose of the vaccine offers some protection. Of course, we all need to be given two doses. , two doses are better than one, but one is quite significant. “

Ontario currently remains on home care orders until at least June 2 in an effort to reduce community transmission of the novel coronavirus following an increase in infections during the third wave of the pandemic.

“I suspect we’ll have a macro-level lift of the stay-at-home order,” Bogoch said. “We could, key word, still have regional measures in place, but we have to be careful.”

Several other provinces have now unveiled their reopening strategy, and Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Tuesday that the Ford government would release details of its plan soon. The prime minister’s office also confirmed on Tuesday that the government intends to do away with the old color coding system.

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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