Ontario Reports 170 New Cases of COVID-19, Over 8.4 Million Fully Immunized – .

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Ontario Reports 170 New Cases of COVID-19, Over 8.4 Million Fully Immunized – .


TORONTO – Ontario today reports a slight decrease in new cases of COVID-19 compared to the previous day.

Authorities reported 170 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with three additional deaths.

The province reported 192 new cases on Friday and 185 on Thursday.

The seven-day moving average now stands at 159, down from 151 a week ago.

Provincial labs processed more than 19,131 test samples, generating a positivity rate of at least 0.8%, according to the Department of Health.

The number of virus-related deaths in the province stands at 9,311.

Yesterday, 150 more people recovered from the disease, resulting in 1,424 active cases across the province.

At present, there are 125 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and 132 patients treated in intensive care, according to the Ministry of Health.

Hospitalization data presented by the province has been skewed in recent weeks, which may be explained by a delay in patient reporting.

Where are the new cases?

Authorities are reporting 44 new cases in Toronto, 26 in Peel Region, 17 in Hamilton, 15 in Waterloo Region and 13 in Gray Bruce.

Update on COVID-19 variants of concern

The Department of Health reported 107 new cases of the Alpha variant on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 145,255.

Authorities on Saturday reported 12 new cases of the Delta variant, B.1.617.2, and the total now stands at 3,897.

Four cases of the beta variant, B.1.351, were also recorded. To date, there have been a total of 1,489 cases of the beta variant reported in Ontario.

As for the Gamma variant, P.1, 10 new cases have been recorded today. The total number of gamma variants recorded in Ontario is now 5,140.

Immunization update

The province said it administered 124,261 doses of COVID-19 vaccines on Friday.

Throughout Ontario’s seven-month vaccination campaign, more than 18.8 million syringes were used by guns.

As of Saturday, 8,480,761 people have received both doses and are considered fully vaccinated.

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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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