Ontario Reports 318 New Coronavirus Cases, 12 More Deaths – .

Ontario Reports 318 New Coronavirus Cases, 12 More Deaths – .

The daily number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario continues to hover between 300 and 400 new infections each day, with 318 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours.

Today’s total is down slightly from the 355 cases reported on Saturday and the 345 infections recorded on Friday.

The seven-day moving average for new infections is now 359, down from 514 last week.

With 21,063 tests completed yesterday, the province-wide positivity rate is 1.7%, up slightly from 1.4% on Saturday, but down from 2.6 last Sunday.

Another 12 virus-related deaths were confirmed in Ontario today, bringing the number of deaths from COVID-19 in the province to 9.019.

The total number of COVID-19 infections confirmed by provincial laboratories since the start of the pandemic is now 542,198, including 529,506 recoveries.

With an additional 504 cases recovered today, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Ontario is now 3,673, up from 5,442 seven days ago.

According to the province, 333 COVID-19 patients are currently in intensive care in Ontario hospitals. Data released by the Department of Health today suggests that the total number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is actually lower than the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care, a gap that may be explained in part by a lack of reports from some hospitals that submit information to the central reporting system.

Of the new cases reported today, 51 are in Waterloo, 49 in Peel Region, 45 in Toronto, 26 in Ottawa and 20 in Hamilton.

Another 20 cases involving the Delta variant, first detected in India, were confirmed today by provincial laboratories.

The province hopes its accelerated vaccination campaign will help mitigate the impact of the more transmissible Delta variant, which is expected to become the dominant strain in Ontario.

Starting tomorrow, all residents of the province who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine before May 9 will be able to reserve their second dose. On Wednesday, residents of 10 Delta hotspots, including Toronto, who received their first injection before May 30 will be able to book their second.

The province says 12,551,150 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario to date.

The numbers used in this story can be found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Daily Epidemiological Summary. 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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