Almost 40,900 tests have been carried out, up from nearly 38,000 a day ago. There were over 37,000 tests done a week ago.
Locally, there are 269 new cases in Toronto, 268 in Peel, 101 in Ottawa, 78 in Hamilton and 72 in Durham.
The province has reported 2,362 resolved cases. The number of resolved cases has exceeded the number of new infections every day since mid-April.
the province reported 1,135 new cases and 19 deaths Thursday.
There are now 1,023 people hospitalized in the province, including 645 in ICUs. Hospitalizations are down nearly 200 from a week ago and ICU numbers are at their lowest level since April 14.
There are currently 458 COVID patients in the intensive care unit who remain on ventilators.
159,775 doses of vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours.
As of 8:00 p.m. Thursday, 8,690,473 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. There are 624,920 people in the province fully vaccinated.
Following the publication of bold reopening plans in British Columbia and Alberta, it is said that Ford government plans to move dates of the Ontario plan.
Compared to other provinces, Ontario’s reopening roadmap remains extremely cautious, but as COVID indicators improve, the province may be tempted to speed up the process gradually in the interest of perception. public.
As Ontario vaccinates more of its population at an accelerated rate, the three-step reopening will be based on supply and the daily rate at which people get vaccinated. The province will also take into account the number of COVID-19 cases, the percentage of positivity and hospitalization rates.
Health and education stakeholders in Ontario were asked to respond to a letter from the prime minister, seeking advice on the potential reopening of schools.
In the letter, the prime minister asked doctors, scientists and educators seven questions, saying he expected to get their answers by 5 p.m. Friday before his government could finally make a decision.
Ontario schools have been closed since April, when they were the source of more COVID-19 outbreaks than workplaces or any other place, the premier said.
On Tuesday, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams said he would like to see the schools resume in person learn before the province enters the first stage of its plan to reopen in mid-June.