Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reporting 2,400 new COVID-19 cases and 27 more deaths on Thursday

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Coronavirus: Ontario health minister Christine Elliott on when province could enter Stage 1 of reopening
Coronavirus: Ontario health minister Christine Elliott on when province could enter Stage 1 of reopening

Ontario is reporting another 2,400 COVID-19 cases and 27 more deaths, according to its latest report released Thursday morning.

The seven-day average is at 2,131 cases daily, or 102 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 21.0 daily.

The province says 45,406 tests were completed the previous day, and report a 5.2 per cent positivity rate.

There are 1,320 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 721 patients in intensive care. There are 493 people on ventilators.

Ontario has administered 144,986 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 7,576,624 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night. The province says 473,759 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses.

Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 607 cases are in Toronto, 528 in Peel Region and 181 in York Region.

Meanwhile, one more residents in long-term care have died for a total of 3,767 since the pandemic began, in the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting two more long-term-care homes in outbreak, for a total of 37 or 5.9 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 114,569 confirmed cases in Ontario of the highly contagious variant first detected in the United Kingdom, an increase of 1,900 from the previous day.

There are 684 cases in Ontario of the variant first detected in South Africa, with one more reported than the previous day.

There are 2,089 cases of the variant first found in Brazil, an increase of 30 from the previous day.

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