Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario logs 164 new COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths

Coronavirus: Nova Scotia confirms more than 1,100 new COVID-19 cases
Coronavirus: Nova Scotia confirms more than 1,100 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario reported 164 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, as well as 80 older cases from 2020 that were included today as part of a data review by Toronto Public Health.

Today’s count is down from last Tuesday when the province saw 209 further cases, suggesting that the pandemic continues to largely recede week over week.

Here are some other key indicators and figures from the Ministry of Health’s provincial update:

New deaths of people with COVID-19: nine, pushing the official toll to 9,224

Seven-day average of daily cases: 203

Tests completed: 28,755

Provincewide test positivity rate: 1.1 per cent, down from last Tuesday’s 1.6 per cent on roughly the same number of tests.

Active cases: 1,883, the fewest since early September 2020

Patients in ICU with COVID-related illnesses: 226; 161 needed a ventilator to breathe

Vaccinations: 215,719; roughly 91 per cent were second doses

Ontarians 18+ with 1 dose: 78.3 per cent

Ontarians 18+ with 2 doses: 46.3 per cent

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