Ontario Covid Update: 3,265 new COVID-19 cases, 29 more deaths today

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 3,424 new COVID-19 cases today
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 3,424 new COVID-19 cases today

Ontario is reporting another 3,265 COVID-19 cases and 29 more deaths, according to its latest report released Tuesday morning.

The seven-day average is down at 3,888 cases daily, or 187 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 29.6 daily.

The province says 34,000 tests were completed the previous day, and a 10.2 per cent positivity rate.

There are 2,336 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 875 patients in intensive care. There are 589 people on ventilators.

Ontario has administered 94,819 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 4,791,030 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night. The province says 362,563 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses.

Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 1,044 cases are in Toronto, 673 in Peel Region, 452 in York Region, 171 in Durham, and 150 in Ottawa.

Meanwhile, one resident in long-term care has died for a total of 3,767 since the pandemic began, in the latest report released by the province.

Ontario is reporting one more long-term-care homes in outbreak, for a total of 626 or 5.8 per cent of LTC homes in 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.

There are 57,423 confirmed cases in Ontario of the highly contagious variant first detected in the United Kingdom, an increase of 2,987 from the previous day.

There are 199 cases in Ontario of the variant first detected in South Africa, with 37 more reported than the previous day.

There are 371 cases of the variant first found in Brazil, an increase of 20 from the previous day.

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