Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 981 new cases of COVID-19, 42 deaths today

Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick Reports 13 New COVID-19 Cases
Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick Reports 13 New COVID-19 Cases

Ontario is reporting another 981 COVID-19 cases, and 42 more deaths, according to its latest report released Thursday morning.

The province says case counts may fluctuate due to “continued data quality checks and remidiation activities” following Toronto Public Health’s ongoing data migration.

The seven-day average is down to 1,094 cases daily from the reported 1,264 yesterday.

The province says 48,701 tests were completed the previous day for a 2.6 per cent positivity rate.

There are 795 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 292 patients in intensive care. There are 203 people on ventilators.

Ontario has administered 10,679 doses of the vaccine since its last daily update, with 467,626 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night. The province says 174,643 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses.

Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 209 cases in Peel Region, 171 in York Region and 122 cases in Toronto.

Meanwhile, three more residents in long-term care have died for a total of 3,714 since the pandemic began, says the latest report released by the province,

Ontario is reporting three less LTC homes in outbreak, for a total of 171 or 27.3 per cent of all LTC homes in the province.

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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