Ontario reporting 4,401 new COVID cases, 15 deaths; positivity rate at highest since Dec. 2020

Ontario is reporting another 4,401 COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths, according to its latest report released Monday morning.The seven-day average is at a record 3,782 cases daily, or 182 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 16.7 daily. The province says 47,929 tests were completed the previous day, and a 9.5 per cent positivity rate.There are 1,646 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 619 patients in intensive care. There are 408 people on ventilators.Ontario has administered 74,722 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 3,214,465 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night. The province says 333,419 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses.Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 1,282 cases are in Toronto, 772 in Peel Region, 564 in York Region, and 224 in Durham. Meanwhile, the province is reporting that there were no new deaths in long-term care so the number of LTC residents who have died stays the same at 3,755.Ontario is reporting a total of 41 long-term care homes in outbreak or 6.5 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 16,540 confirmed cases in Ontario of the highly contagious variant first detected in the United Kingdom, an increase of 2,153 from the previous day.There are 81 cases in Ontario of the variant first detected in South Africa, with three more reported than the previous day.There are 140 cases of the variant first found in Brazil, an increase of six from the previous day.Ann Marie Elpa is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star's radio room in Toronto. Reach her via email: aelpa@thestar.ca

Ontario reporting 4,401 new COVID cases, 15 deaths; positivity rate at highest since Dec. 2020

Ontario is reporting another 4,401 COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths, according to its latest report released Monday morning.

The seven-day average is at a record 3,782 cases daily, or 182 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 16.7 daily.

The province says 47,929 tests were completed the previous day, and a 9.5 per cent positivity rate.

There are 1,646 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 619 patients in intensive care. There are 408 people on ventilators.

Ontario has administered 74,722 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 3,214,465 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night. The province says 333,419 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses.

Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 1,282 cases are in Toronto, 772 in Peel Region, 564 in York Region, and 224 in Durham.

Meanwhile, the province is reporting that there were no new deaths in long-term care so the number of LTC residents who have died stays the same at 3,755.

Ontario is reporting a total of 41 long-term care homes in outbreak or 6.5 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 16,540 confirmed cases in Ontario of the highly contagious variant first detected in the United Kingdom, an increase of 2,153 from the previous day.

There are 81 cases in Ontario of the variant first detected in South Africa, with three more reported than the previous day.

There are 140 cases of the variant first found in Brazil, an increase of six from the previous day.

Ann Marie Elpa is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star's radio room in Toronto. Reach her via email: aelpa@thestar.ca

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