Province records 129 new cases and five more deaths – .

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Province records 129 new cases and five more deaths – .


TORONTO – Ontario is reporting 129 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as well as five deaths linked to the disease.

The new infections mark a slight increase from the 119 cases reported on Monday, but remain lower than the previous four days when the daily number of cases was over 150.

The seven-day moving average of COVID-19 cases reported daily now stands at 157, up slightly from the previous week when that number was 149.

The five new deaths reported on Tuesday bring the number of COVID-19-related deaths in Ontario to 9,321.

There are 91 people in intensive care units across Ontario who have tested positive for COVID-19, but that number increases to 127 if patients who have been admitted for the disease but are no longer positive are included.

Of these patients, 81 breathe using a ventilator.

With just over 13,600 COVID-19 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the health ministry says the province’s positivity rate now stands at around 1%.

In total, there have been 549,576 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario since the start of the pandemic, including deaths and recoveries.

WHERE ARE THE CASES OF COVID-19?

The majority of infections continue to be found in the Greater Toronto Area.

According to the province’s epidemiological report, 37 of the new cases were located in Toronto, while 22 were in Peel Region and 12 in Hamilton.

Fourteen public health units are reporting no cases of COVID-19 while other municipalities in Ontario have recorded less than 10 new infections.

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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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