Ontario Records 209 New COVID-19 Cases and 9 Deaths – .

Ontario Records 209 New COVID-19 Cases and 9 Deaths – .

Ontario is reporting just over 200 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as well as nine deaths linked to the disease.

The 209 infections mark a slight increase from the 200 cases reported on Friday.

There were 284 cases reported on Canada Day, 184 Wednesday and 299 Tuesday.

The seven-day moving average of daily COVID-19 cases now stands at around 239, down from 286 a week ago.

The majority of Saturday’s new infections are in the Waterloo region and the Greater Toronto Area.

According to the province’s epidemiological report, there are 47 new cases in Waterloo, 22 in Halton, 20 in Toronto, 20 in Gray Bruce, 20 in Niagara, 11 in Windsor-Essex and 11 in Ottawa.

All other municipalities report less than 10 new infections.

Hospitalizations continue to decline in Ontario, with 206 people being treated for the disease.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, 243 patients are in intensive care and 165 are breathing using a ventilator.

It is not clear why the number of intensive care patients is higher than the number of hospital admissions, although this may be due to a delay in notification.

The health ministry says the province’s positivity rate is around 1%, with more than 17,000 COVID-19 tests processed in the past 24 hours.

Another 32 cases of the Delta variant have been confirmed in positive COVID-19 lab tests, the province said, bringing the total number of cases in Ontario to 2,027.

There have also been 34 additional cases of the Alpha variant and three cases of the Gamma variant identified in the past 24 hours.

More than 5.3 million people in Ontario have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and are considered immune to the disease. In the past 24 hours, authorities have administered just over 210,504 doses.

In total, more than 15.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.

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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