Ontario is reporting 384 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 more deaths on June 16.
Today’s number is up from the 296 new infections confirmed by the Department of Health on Tuesday. There were 447 new cases on Monday and 530 on Sunday. The seven-day moving average for new cases edged down to 475. A week ago, the average was 657.
Laboratories across the province performed more than 28,100 tests in the past day, which represents a positivity rate of 1.5%, up from 2% a week ago. Ontario’s positivity rate has not been this low since the start of October.
Toronto has reported a daily increase of 54 cases – the lowest since September 10 – and the city’s case rate per 100,000 population is now 1.98.
“Locally, there are 71 new cases in Waterloo, 60 in Peel, 54 in Toronto, 23 in Middlesex-London and 21 in Ottawa,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.
With 12 more dead in the past day, the death toll in the province has risen to 8,986.
There are 438 hospitalized patients, including 377 in intensive care. Among ICU patients, 242 breathe using a ventilator.
With 722 recoveries in the past 24 hours, the total number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases in the province is now 4,662, up from 6,824 last Wednesday.
The province had administered 11,732,414 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as of 8 p.m. last night, including 202,984 injections yesterday. To date, 75 percent of eligible adults in Ontario have received a dose and 18 percent are fully immune.
New cases of COVID-19 in Ontario on June 16
The following regions have reported at least five new cases of COVID-19:
Waterloo = 71
Coat region = 60
Toronto = 54
Middlesex-Londres = 23
Ottawa = 21
Niagara region = 16
Durham Region = 15
York Region = 14
Porcupine = 13
Hamilton = 12
North Bay Parry Strait = 10
Windsor-Essex = 10
Peterborough = 8
Simcoe Muskoka = 7
Southwest = 7
Thunder Bay = 6
Huron Perth = 5