Ontario Reports Fewer Than 300 New Coronavirus Cases For First Time Since September – –

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Ontario is reporting fewer than 300 new cases of COVID-19 for the first time since mid-September.

Provincial health officials recorded 296 new cases of COVID-19 today, up from 447 on Monday and 530 on Sunday.

This is the lowest one-day total reported since September 17, when 293 new cases were confirmed in the province.

The seven-day moving average of new infections now stands at 479 in Ontario, up from 703 just a week ago.

With 17,162 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the province-wide positivity rate is now 2.3%, according to the Department of Health.

Ontario’s active workload is now 5,012, up from 7,378 last week.

13 more deaths linked to the virus were confirmed today. Two of the dead were residents of the long-term care system.

The number of patients infected with COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals is 433 today, up slightly from 384 on Monday. It should be noted that hospitalization data released on Monday is often lower than the true total due to a lack of reporting.

According to the province, intensive care admissions fell below 400 today for the first time since late March.

The Ministry of Health says there are currently 382 COVID-19 patients in intensive care in Ontario hospitals, including about 25 patients from Manitoba.

Of the new cases today, 62 are in Peel Region, 60 in Toronto, 45 in Waterloo, 15 in York Region and 13 in Halton Region.

This is the lowest daily total reported in Toronto since September 10.

The encouraging new data comes as Toronto passed a vaccination milestone on Monday evening. The city says about 20 percent of all residents of Toronto are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

On Monday, the province opened second-dose eligibility to all residents of Delta variant hotspots who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine by May 9.

The province also recently announced that those who received their first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine will be able to reserve their second dose at an eight-week interval and may receive a second dose of an mRNA vaccine.

Ontario has administered 11,529,430 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to date, including 184,989 doses that were administered just yesterday. More than two million people in the province are now fully immunized after receiving two doses of a vaccine.

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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