Coronavirus Update: Ontario reports 2,791 new COVID-19 cases

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports fewer than 1,900 COVID-19 cases, 27 more deaths today
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports fewer than 1,900 COVID-19 cases, 27 more deaths today

Ontario is reporting 2,791 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The provincial total now stands at 476,692.

Tuesday’s case count is the lowest increase in daily cases since April 1 when 2,557 new cases were recorded.

According to Tuesday’s report, 931 cases were recorded in Toronto, 653 in Peel Region, 275 in York Region, 147 in Durham Region, and 128 in Hamilton.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 125 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province has risen to 8,143 as 25 more deaths were recorded.

Meanwhile, 432,109 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 90 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 3,323 from the previous day. There were more resolved cases than new cases on Tuesday.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 36,440 — down from the previous day when it was at 36,997, and is down from April 27 when it was at 39,914. At the peak of the second wave coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit just above 30,000.

The seven-day average has now reached 3,509, down from yesterday at 3,577, and is down from last week at 3,888. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 2,600.

The government said 33,740 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 25,049 tests awaiting results. A total of 14,264,861 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.

Test positivity for Tuesday was 9.1 per cent. That figure is down from Monday’s at 9.7 per cent, and is down from last week when it was 10.2 per cent.

Ontario reported 2,167 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 (up by 242 from the previous day) with 886 patients in intensive care units (down by three) and 609 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by two).

As of 8 p.m. on Monday, a total of 5,467,120 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered. That marks an increase of 88,871 vaccines in the last day. There are 378,085 people fully vaccinated with two doses.

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