Ontario Reports 168 New Coronavirus Cases Monday, 164 Today – .

Ontario Today Reports 1,691 New Coronavirus Cases, 15 More Deaths – fr

In the past two days, more than 300 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ontario and the seven-day moving average of new infections has now passed 200.

Ontario health officials reported 168 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and 164 new infections on Tuesday, down slightly from 218 on Sunday, but up from 129 last week.

The seven-day moving average of new cases now stands at 201, down from 157 last Tuesday.

With 11,515 tests processed in the past 24 hours, authorities report a province-wide positivity rate of 1.3% today, up from 1% last week.

Of the new cases confirmed today, there are 45 in Toronto region, 23 in York region and 22 in Peel region.

Two more virus-related deaths have been confirmed in the past two days.

The number of COVID-19 ICU patients in Ontario hospitals continues to decline. The health ministry says there are currently 106 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, up from 127 last week.

Sixty-eight new cases involving the Delta variant have been confirmed in Ontario today, representing all but five cases where full genomic sequencing was performed in the past two days.

“This Delta is much, much more transmissible. It’s infecting a lot more people… you look at a place like the southern United States where you have pockets where you just don’t have the same level of (vaccine) coverage and you watch Delta explode in various counties, ” Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious disease specialist and member of the Ontario COVID-19 vaccine task force, told CP24 Tuesday morning.

“If you don’t take this seriously, if you don’t have measures to keep it under control, if you don’t vaccinate as many people as possible, you are going to see an increase in cases when you start to lift these public measures.” sanitary facilities. ”

To date, 19,591,917 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario, including 31,015 doses administered on August 2 and 41,121 doses on August 1.

More than 80 percent of Ontario residents 12 years and older have received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and about 70 percent are fully immune.

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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