Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reporting 3,128 new COVID-19 cases, 51 more deaths overall

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reporting 3,128 new COVID-19 cases, 51 more deaths overall
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reporting 3,128 new COVID-19 cases, 51 more deaths overall

Ontario is reporting another 3,128 cases of COVID-19, and 51 more deaths, according to its latest report Tuesday morning.

The seven-day average is up to a record 3,065 cases daily, or 147 weekly, per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is up to a second wave high of 39.3 daily.

There are 1,347 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 352 patients in intensive care. There are 245 people on ventilators. All three numbers are record-highs, according to the Star’s Ed Tubb.

As of 8 p.m. on Monday night, the province says 50,030 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario. Of those, 7,607 doses were administered Monday.

Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 778 cases are in Toronto, 614 in Peel, 213 in York Region, 172 in Durham, 151 in Middlesex-London and 151 in Hamilton.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 216 long-term-care homes in outbreak, three less than the day before.

In the province’s latest data Tuesday morning, 35 more residents have died compared to the previous day for a total of 2,830 since the pandemic began.

There are 1,097 active cases of positive residents, 63 less than the day before.

Additionally, there are 1,101 staff members with an active case, 39 less the day before.

Since January, eight staff members in Ontario’s long-term care homes have died due to the virus, according to the province.

The hardest hit facility in terms of active COVID-19 cases is St. George Care Community in Toronto, with 81 active positive cases among residents, six deaths and 51 staff infected.

The hardest hit facility in terms of deaths is Tendercare Living Centre in Scarborough, with 62 active positive cases among residents, 64 deaths and 16 staff infected.

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