Ontario COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000 for second day in a row – .

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Ontario COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000 for second day in a row – .


Ontario is reporting more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row as the number of infections in the province continues to rise.

Health officials confirmed 1,053 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, up slightly from 1,031 infections on Friday.

Authorities last week reported 788 new cases on Monday, 687 new cases on Tuesday, 780 new cases on Wednesday and 949 new cases on Thursday.

Saturday’s case count is the highest in a single day since May 29, when 1,057 infections were reported.

With 32,268 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the health ministry says the province’s positivity rate is around 3.5%.

Ontario’s seven-day moving average now stands at 895, down from 729 at this point last week.

As of Saturday, Ontario had confirmed 11 cases of the Omicron variant in the province.

There were eight additional COVID-19-related deaths in the previous 24-hour period, bringing the total number of deaths to 10,024.

There are currently at least 160 people being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units across Ontario.

Health officials have warned for months that cases will increase during the winter months as more people congregate indoors.

“Unfortunately, all models predict this will slowly, steadily increase, and increase over the next several months, including January and February,” Heath Chief Medical Officer Dr Kieran Moore said in November.

He asked people to remain cautious until the weather warms up in the spring and more people become eligible for third doses of the vaccine to protect against COVID-19.

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