Ontario Reports Over 300 New COVID-19 Cases In Two Days – .

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Ontario Reports Over 300 New COVID-19 Cases In Two Days – .


TORONTO – Ontario health authorities are reporting 332 new cases of COVID-19 in the past two days.

The province confirmed 164 new cases of the new coronavirus for Tuesday and 168 for Monday. Authorities had not released a daily count of cases yesterday due to the civic holiday.

Prior to Monday, the province reported more than 200 new cases per day for four consecutive days.

Ontario’s seven-day moving average now stands at 201, up from 157 at this point last week.

With 11,515 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the health ministry says the province’s positivity rate stands at 1.3%.

The province recorded two new deaths related to the disease, bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 9,349.

There are at least 106 intensive care patients in Ontario hospitals and 78 are breathing using a ventilator.

The province estimated that 280 more cases of the disease were resolved as of Tuesday, bringing the number of patients recovered in Ontario to 539,920.

Monday and Tuesday’s report brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Ontario to 550,986, including deaths and recoveries.

WHERE ARE THE CASES OF COVID-19 IN ONTARIO?

Today, authorities reported 45 new cases in Toronto, 23 new cases in York Region and 22 new cases in Peel Region. Authorities also reported 14 new cases in Waterloo region and 13 new cases in Windsor.

All other regions outside of the GTA have reported less than 10 new cases of the disease.

Ontario is currently in Stage 3 of its plan to reopen, which has seen the province operate under the loosest set of public health restrictions seen in months. In order to move towards a complete reopening, the province has set itself certain objectives.

VARIANTS OF CONCERN IN ONTARIO UPDATE

The province detected several other cases of worrying variants on Monday and Tuesday. Authorities regularly analyze cases for mutations and variants of concern.

The province confirmed five additional new cases of Alpha B.1.1.7 on Tuesday. The total number of cases for the strain now stands at 145,536.

Authorities have not identified any new cases of the Beta B.1.351 variant, so the total number of cases in the province stood at 1,493.

In addition, the province also found no new cases of the Gamma P.1 variant, keeping its total number of cases at 5,163.

As for the Delta variant, also known as the B.1.617 variant, authorities have reported 68 new cases of the strain, bringing the total number in the province to 4,884.

OVER 9M FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE IN ONTARIO

The province reports that 9,095,394 people in Ontario have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and are now considered fully immunized against the disease.

In the past 24 hours, officials said 31,015 doses of the vaccine were given to residents of Ontario.

Just over 19.5 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the province since deployment began last year.

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