Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 3,270 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations near 1,200

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: 133 new cases of COVID-19, 3 more deaths in Manitoba
Coronavirus Canada Updates: 133 new cases of COVID-19, 3 more deaths in Manitoba

Ontario reported another 3,270 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, as the seven-day average of daily cases approaches 3,000 for the first time.

The new cases include 917 in Toronto, 581 in Peel Region, 389 in York Region, 246 in Windsor-Essex, 131 in Ottawa, 126 in Waterloo Region and 122 in Durham Region.

Other public health units that saw double-digit increases were:

Middlesex-London: 98
Hamilton: 94
Niagara Region: 86
Lambton: 77
Halton Region: 70
Eastern Ontario: 55
Simcoe Muskoka: 54
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph: 48
Southwestern: 42
Brant County: 20
Chatham-Kent: 25
Huron Perth: 22
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge: 11
Renfrew County: 11

(Note: All of the figures used in this story are found on the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard or in its Daily Epidemiologic Summary. The number of cases for any region may differ from what is reported by the local public health unit, because local units report figures at different times.)

Combined, the new cases reported today push the seven-day average of daily cases to 2,982.

There are now 24,778 confirmed, active cases of COVID-19 provincewide.

Ontario’s network of labs processed just 39,121 test samples for the novel coronavirus and reported a test positivity rate of 9.7 per cent. Another 19,683 tests are in the queue to be completed.

Moreover, the province says 4,808 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered yesterday, bringing the total number of shots given so far in Ontario to 42,419.

This morning, an Ontario health-care worker became the first person in the province to receive both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, 21 days after her first shot. Anita Quidangen was given her second dose at Toronto’s University Health Network.

Quidangen said she hopes others will follow in her footsteps as the province continues its rollout of two COVID-19 vaccines.

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