The seven-day average hit a record high of 3,868 cases daily, or 186 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 17.7 daily.
The province says 42,167 tests were completed the previous day with a 10.5 per cent positivity rate. This is the highest positivity rate since April 2020.
There are 1,822 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 626 patients in intensive care. There are 422 people on ventilators.
626 COVID patients in ICU’s is a record high in ICU occupancy since the pandemic began, twice the number from a month ago.
Ontario has administered 95,692 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 3,310,157 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night. The province says 333,150 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses.
Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 1,016 new cases in Toronto, 613 in Peel, 519 in York Region, 214 in Ottawa and 196 in Durham.
Meanwhile, the province is reporting that there were no new deaths in long-term care so the number of LTC residents who have died stays the same at 3,755.
Ontario is reporting five less long-term-care homes in outbreak, for a total of 36 or 5.8 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 20,487 confirmed cases in Ontario of the highly contagious variant first detected in the United Kingdom, an increase of 3,947 from the previous day.
There are 81 cases in Ontario of the variant first detected in South Africa, with no more reported than the previous day.
There are 143 cases of the variant first found in Brazil, an increase of three from the previous day.
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