Ontario sees 255 new COVID-19 cases, over 227,000 vaccinations as extra points for 2nd dose open – .

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Ontario sees 255 new COVID-19 cases, over 227,000 vaccinations as extra points for 2nd dose open – .


Ontario reported 255 more cases of COVID-19 and a new one-day record for vaccinations on Wednesday, as second-dose appointments opened to more residents of Delta Variant hotspots.
The 227,318 vaccine doses administered yesterday surpassed the previous record of more than 14,000 injections. Just over 87% of these injections were second doses.

Last night, more than 13 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been distributed in the province. About 76.5 percent of adults received at least one dose, while almost 26 percent of Ontarians aged 12 and older received both injections.

Meanwhile, the number of cases today is down considerably from last Wednesday, when the province recorded 384 infections.

The labs performed 27,364 tests and Public Health Ontario recorded a province-wide positivity rate of 1.2%, the lowest on any given day since September 29, 2020.

The seven-day moving average of daily cases fell to 304.

The Ministry of Health also recorded the deaths of 11 other people with COVID-19, bringing the official toll to 9,093.

2nd accelerated dose

More Ontarians living in designated hotspots for the COVID-19 delta variant are eligible to reserve second doses of vaccine earlier starting today.

Health units covering Toronto, Peel, Halton, Durham, York, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, Waterloo, Hamilton, Simcoe-Muskoka and Porcupine are considered hot spots for the most infectious viral variant.

People in these health units who have received a first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) by May 30 at the latest can increase their second injection today.

The provincial vaccine reservation portal will open to eligible people at 8 a.m. this morning.

The province says that by next week, all adults who have received a first dose of an mRNA product can make a second appointment as early as 28 days after their initial injection.

The second doses were originally booked four months after the first in Ontario, but the province is shortening that timeframe as more supply becomes available.

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