Ontario Sets New Vaccination Record, Reports Fewer Than 400 New Cases of COVID-19 – –

Ontario Sets New Vaccination Record, Reports Fewer Than 400 New Cases of COVID-19 – –

Ontario is reporting 384 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 more deaths on Wednesday.

Almost 28,100 tests have been performed in the past 24 hours.

The province reports a test positivity rate of 1.5%, down from 2% a week ago. This is the lowest positivity rate reported since October 3.

Locally, there are 71 new cases in Waterloo, 60 in Peel, 54 in Toronto, 23 in Middlesex-London and 21 in Ottawa. These are the least new cases in Toronto since early September.

There were 722 other resolved cases, further reducing the number of active cases. Solved cases outnumber new infections every day since mid-April.

The number of active cases in the province fell below 5,000 for the first time since October 1.

the the province has reported 296 cases and 13 deaths on Tuesday.

The seven-day moving average fell to 475, hitting the lowest point since late September.

There are now 438 people hospitalized in the province, including 377 in intensive care. Hospitalizations have fallen by nearly 150 in the past week and the number of intensive care units has dropped by nearly 100 in the past week.

There have been 202,984 doses of vaccine administered in the past 24 hours.

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, 11,732,414 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered and 73.7% of Ontarians over the age of 12 have received at least one dose, while 17% of residents are now fully immunized.

Premier Doug Ford tweeted Wednesday morning that the province had set a new record for daily vaccines administered by exceeding 200,000 for the first time.

Ontarians continue to flood the province’s reservation portal and line up outside pop-up clinics, hoping to get a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Toronto opened 30,000 additional appointments Wednesday morning for the Moderna vaccine, but many have reported on social networks that the appointments were quickly ripped off when the reservation opened.

Many have expressed frustration with their inability to reserve vaccinations after the province ramped up second doses in areas where the Delta variant is spreading.

Before Stage 2 of the province’s reopening plan can begin on July 2, 70 percent of adults in Ontario must have received at least one dose and 20 percent must have received both doses. The province has already passed the first vaccination threshold and is on track to reach 80% by early July.

Based on current daily vaccinations, Ontario is on track to reach the 20% full vaccination threshold before the week of June 21.

Interprovincial borders of Ontario with Quebec and Manitoba have now completely reopened.

Travel between regions was limited to essential reasons such as health care, work and care, or compassionate reasons such as attending a funeral. The restrictions also allowed law enforcement to arrest and question people about the reasons for entering Ontario.


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