Ontario Reports 153 New Coronavirus Infections, 7 More Deaths – .

Ontario Reports 153 New Coronavirus Infections, 7 More Deaths – .

Ontario is reporting fewer than 200 new cases of COVID-19 for the sixth day in a row and seven more deaths on Wednesday.

Provincial health officials recorded 153 new coronavirus infections, down from 146 cases on Tuesday but down from the 194 cases reported a week ago.

The province recorded 114 new infections on Monday, 166 on Sunday and 179 on Saturday.

The seven-day moving average now stands at 164, down from 204 seven days ago.

To date, there have been 9,265 virus-related deaths in the province.

Another 216 people have recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours, resulting in 1,478 active cases across the province.

Ontario labs have processed more than 29,000 tests in the past 24 hours, resulting in a 0.6% positivity rate, according to the Ministry of Health.

More than 400 laboratory-confirmed cases of variants of concern have been reported in the province today, 305 being the dominant delta variant, which originated in India.

In the Greater Toronto Area, 28 new cases were reported in Toronto, while 19 infections were reported in Peel Region, five in York Region, four in Halton and three in Durham.

There are currently 180 patients in intensive care units across the province receiving treatment for the virus.

Of those in intensive care, 116 breathe using a ventilator.

As of January 2020, more than 547,500 laboratory-confirmed cases and 536,819 recoveries have been reported in Ontario.

More than 7.8 million people are fully immunized in Ontario after receiving two doses of approved vaccines.

More than 17.4 million doses have been administered in the province since vaccinations began in mid-December.

The latest numbers come as Ontario prepares to enter Stage 3 of the COVID-19 reopening framework Friday at 12:01 am This stage will allow for the resumption of indoor dining and gyms and theaters to reopen their doors.

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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