Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reporting another 1,054 COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths including 3 in long-term care

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reporting another 1,054 COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths including 3 in long-term care
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reporting another 1,054 COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths including 3 in long-term care

Ontario is reporting another 1,054 COVID-19 cases and nine more deaths, according to its latest report released Wednesday morning.

The seven-day average is at 1,084 cases daily, or 52 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 23.4 daily.

The province says 54,852 number of tests were completed the previous day for a 2.4 per cent positivity rate.

There are 675 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 287 patients in intensive care. There are 182 people on ventilators.

Ontario has administered 17,141 doses of the vaccine since its last daily update, with 602,848 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night. The province says 251,590 have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses.

Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 363 cases are in Toronto, 186 in Peel Region and 94 in York Region.

Meanwhile, three more residents in long-term care have died for a total of 3,739 since the pandemic began, in the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting 10 fewer long-term-care homes in outbreak, for a total of 117 or 18.7 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 395 confirmed cases in Ontario of the highly contagious variant first detected in the United Kingdom, an increase of five cases from the previous day.

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

There is one case of the variant first found in Brazil, no change from the previous day.

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