Ontario Reports 143 New Cases of Coronavirus; 10 additional deaths – .

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Ontario Reports 143 New Cases of Coronavirus; 10 additional deaths – .


Ontario reported 143 new cases of COVID-19 as well as 10 new deaths on Thursday, with test positivity reaching its lowest point in nearly 11 months.

The seven-day moving average of new cases fell to 155, from 164 yesterday.

Ontario reported 153 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 146 on Tuesday.

In the GTA, Toronto has reported 20 new cases, Peel Region has reported seven, while York Region has reported five.

Halton Region has reported six new cases, Durham has reported three and Hamilton has reported eight.

Provincial laboratories processed over 31,000 test samples, resulting in a positivity rate of at least 0.5%.

This is the lowest test positivity rate observed over a 24-hour period in Ontario since August 23, 2020.

The number of known active cases in Ontario fell from 15 to 1,443, the lowest since September 6, 2020.

As of March 2020, 9,275 people have died from COVID-19, while 536,987 have recovered.

The health ministry said 168 people remained in intensive care due to COVID-19, 114 of whom were breathing using a ventilator.

Provincial labs have detected 79 more examples of the highly transmissible variant of the Delta B.1.617.2 coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of Delta cases detected to 3,136

Tomorrow, indoor dining, indoor fitness activities and movie theaters resume their activities across the province.

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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