Over 20% of Ontario adults fully vaccinated, province reports over 300 new cases – .

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Over 20% of Ontario adults fully vaccinated, province reports over 300 new cases – .


Ontario is reporting 345 new cases of COVID-19 and only one new death on Friday.

The province reports a test positivity rate of 1.4%, down from 2% a week ago.

There have been 26,643 tests performed in the past 24 hours.

Locally, there are 85 new cases in Waterloo, 50 in Toronto, 50 in Peel, 29 in Hamilton and 22 in York Region.

There were another 624 resolved cases, which again caused the number of active cases to drop. Solved cases outnumber new infections every day since mid-April.

the the province has reported 370 cases and 7 deaths Thursday.

The seven-day moving average fell to 410, hitting the lowest point since late September.

There are now 378 people hospitalized in the province, including 352 in intensive care. Hospitalizations have fallen by more than 100 in the past week, and the number of intensive care units has dropped by nearly 100 in the past week.

In the past 24 hours, 210,638 doses of vaccine have been administered. This is the third day in a row that the province has established a daily immunization record.

As of 8 p.m. Thursday, 12,153,663 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered and 74.3% of Ontarians over the age of 12 have received at least one dose.

More than 20 percent of adults in Ontario have now been fully immunized, reaching the threshold required for Stage 2 of the economic reopening plan.

Before Stage 2 of the plan can begin on July 2, the province said 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.

Ontario has further expedited second injection appointments for anyone 18 years of age and over who has received a first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) by May 30 living in 10 Delta variant hotspot regions.

Those who qualify will be able to make an appointment for a second dose starting Wednesday, June 23.

The province is also extending second-dose eligibility Monday to all Ontarians, Delta hotspot or not, who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 9.

Anyone else in Ontario outside of the Delta hotspots who received a first dose by May 31 – except youth ages 12 to 17 – is eligible to reserve their second dose starting June 28.

The province expedited appointments for the second dose for Delta variant hotspots on Monday, allowing adults who received the first injection of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 9 to reserve for a second dose.

People who have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine are also eligible to receive a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at an interval of eight to 12 weeks, with informed consent. This may include a second dose of AstraZeneca or an mRNA vaccine.

No changes have been made to the province’s rollout following the latest recommendation from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) on second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

NACI said on Thursday that people who received the AstraZeneca vaccine as their first dose should get Pfizer or Moderna for their second shot.

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