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Ontario reporting another 975 COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths with a 4.2 per cent positivity rate

Ontario reporting another 975 COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths with a 4.2 per cent positivity rate
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Ontario is reporting another 975 COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths, released Tuesday morning.

The seven-day average is at 1,055 cases daily, or 51 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 23.6 daily.

The province says 25,979 number of tests were completed the previous day for a 4.2 per cent positivity rate.

There are 718 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 283 patients in intensive care. There are 186 people on ventilators.

Ontario has administered 16,252 doses of the vaccine since its last daily update , with 585,707 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night. The province says 247,042 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses.

Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 343 cases are in Toronto, 186 in Peel Region and 89 in York Region.

Meanwhile, two more residents in long-term care have died for a total of 3,736 since the pandemic began, .

Ontario is reporting two less long-term-care homes in outbreak, for a total of 127 or 20.3 per cent of LTC homes in the province.

This data is self-reported by the long-term care homes to the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Daily case and death figures may not immediately match the numbers posted by the local public health units due to lags in reporting time.

There are 390 confirmed cases in Ontario of the highly contagious variant first detected in the United Kingdom, the same as the previous day.

There are nine cases in Ontario of the variant first detected in South Africa, also the same as the previous day.
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