Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 1,740 new COVID-19 cases in lowest daily increase since mid-December

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario logs 4,736 new coronavirus cases today
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario logs 4,736 new coronavirus cases today

Ontario is reporting another 1,740 COVID-19 cases and 63 more deaths, according to its latest report released Tuesday morning.

This is the lowest daily increase of cases since Dec. 13.

The seven-day average is at 2,346 cases daily, or 113 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 61.4 daily — the third highest on record.

There are 1,466 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 383 patients in intensive care. There are 298 people on ventilators.

Ontario has administered 9,707 doses of the vaccine since its last daily update, with 295,817 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night. The province says 83,285 people have completed their vaccinations, having received two doses.

Labs completed 30,717 tests, with 5.9 per cent positivity rate.

Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 677 cases are in Toronto, 320 in Peel and 144 in York Region.

Meanwhile, 24 more residents in long-term care have died for a total of 3,389 since the pandemic began, in the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting 10 fewer LTC homes in outbreak, for a total of 246.

There are 71 more active cases of positive residents than the previous day for a total of 14,134.

Additionally, there are 53 more staff members with an active case, for a total of 5,695.

Since the pandemic began, 11 staff members in Ontario’s long-term care homes have died due to the virus, according to 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.

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