Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 370 new COVID-19 cases, another daily record of vaccinations

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Ontario is reporting 370 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, as the province reaches another new daily milestone for the most shots administered in 24 hours hitting just over 210,000 doses. The provincial case total now stands at 541,180.

Thursday’s case count is a decrease from Wednesday’s, with a lower test positivity as well. It is also the 11th straight day cases are below 600.

On Wednesday, there were 384 new cases with 293 on Tuesday and 447 on Monday.

According to Thursday’s report, 67 cases were recorded in Toronto, 57 in Waterloo, 47 in Peel Region, 34 in Ottawa and 27 in York Region.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 20 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province has risen to 8,993 as seven more deaths were recorded.

As of 8 p.m. on Wednesday, more than 11.9 million total COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered. That marked another record increase of 210,611 vaccines (38,291 for a first shot and 172,320 for a second shot) in the last day. There are more than 2.3 million people fully vaccinated with two doses.

Meanwhile, 527,797 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 97 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 635 from the previous day.

There were more resolved cases than new cases on Thursday.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 4,390 — down from the previous day when it was at 4,662, and is down from June 10 when it was at 6,464. At the peak of the second wave coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit just above 30,000. In the third wave in April, active cases topped 43,000.

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