Ontario Reports One-Day Drop in New COVID-19 Cases with Less than 3,500 on Record – fr

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Ontario Reports One-Day Drop in New COVID-19 Cases with Less than 3,500 on Record – fr


TORONTO – Ontario health officials have reported fewer than 3,500 new cases of COVID-19 as the province’s positivity rate increased for the second day in a row.

The province confirmed 3,436 new cases of the new coronavirus on Monday, after officials reported 3,369 new cases on Saturday and 3,732 new cases on Sunday.

With 33,179 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the Ontario Ministry of Health said its COVID-19 positivity rate fell from 8.5% on Sunday to 9.7% on Monday.

Ontario’s seven-day moving average now stands at 3,577, down from 3,917 at this point last week.

The province also reported that 16 more people have died from COVID-19. In total, the province has recorded 8,118 deaths linked to the new coronavirus.

There are currently more than 1,925 people hospitalized for the disease. At least 889 of these patients are in intensive care and 611 are breathing using a ventilator.

The province estimated 3,623 more cases of the disease were resolved on Monday, bringing the number of recovered patients in Ontario to 428,786.

Monday’s report brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Ontario to 473,901, including deaths and recoveries.

Where are the cases of COVID-19 in Ontario?

Most of the newly reported cases are concentrated in sensitive areas of the Greater Toronto Area. Officials have reported 985 new cases in Toronto, 714 in Peel Region and 351 in York Region.

Several other regions reported new triple-digit infection totals, including Durham Region (271), Hamilton (194), Halton Region (159), Ottawa (130), Niagara Region (127), Waterloo (106) and Simcoe Muskoka (101)).

The Ontario government launched a home support order across the province last month to curb the spread of the deadly disease. The order is expected to last until at least May 20.

Variants in Ontario

The province reported 3,033 new cases of B.1.1.7 (UK variant) in Ontario on Monday. The total number of cases for the strain now stands at 75,346.

Authorities have identified 10 new cases of B.1.351 (South African variant), bringing the total number of cases in the province to 301.

In addition, the province added 45 more cases of P.1 (Brazilian variant), bringing its total number of cases to 920.

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

Over 375,000 people fully immunized in Ontario

The province reports that 375,905 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 53,880 doses of the vaccine had been given to residents of the province.

On Monday, people 18 and older living in the specific 114 neighborhoods, which have been designated as COVID-19 hotspots, were able to reserve their vaccine using the provincial reservation system for the first time.

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The numbers used in this story can be found in the Ontario Ministry of Health Daily Epidemiological Summary of 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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