Ontario COVID-19 Cases Drop Below 350 After Spike In Infections, No New Deaths Reported – .

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Ontario Reports Fewer Than 200 New COVID-19 Cases For Second Time In A Week – .


TORONTO – Ontario is reporting fewer than 350 new cases of COVID-19 and no new illness-related deaths after infections spiked over the weekend.

Health authorities recorded 325 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

The new cases mark a decrease from the 423 reported on Sunday, which was the first time Ontario had reported more than 400 new cases of COVID-19 since mid-June, and the 378 new cases recorded on Saturday.

The Ministry of Health recorded no deaths on Monday. The total death toll in the province stands at 9,407.

The province’s seven-day moving average is now 283. Just over a week ago, that number was 189.

In the past 24 hours, Ontario has processed 15,805 lab-confirmed tests, resulting in a positivity rate of 2.3%. The province has not achieved such a high positivity rate since the end of June.

The health ministry says 113 patients with the virus are in the intensive care unit and 83 are breathing using a ventilator.

The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Ontario, including deaths and recoveries, is 552,804.

Where are the new cases?

The province’s epidemiological report says there are 90 cases of COVID-19 in Toronto, 47 in Peel region, 29 in York region, 26 in Windsor-Essex, 29 in Hamilton, 14 in region of Durham and 23 in Waterloo.

COVID-19 variants of concern

According to the province, 157 cases of the Delta B.1.617.2 variant have been identified in positive COVID-19 lab tests in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 5,380.

There were no new cases of the Beta B.1.351 variant and one case of the Alpha B.1.1.7 variant. So far, there have been 1,493 cumulative cases of the beta variant and 145,593 of the Alpha variant.

Ontario Immunization Update

In Ontario, 9,318,953 people in the province are now fully protected against COVID-19, after receiving two doses of a vaccine.

A total of 19,902,159 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province.

On Sunday, 29,949 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Ontario.

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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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