Ontario reports lowest daily COVID-19 case count since end of November

Ontario is reporting another 1,670 COVID-19 cases — the lowest daily count since the end of November — and 49 more deaths, according to its latest report released Wednesday morning.It’s the lowest number of new cases in the province since Nov. 26 when 1,478 were reported.The province reports that 55,191 tests were completed, with a four per cent positivity rate.The seven-day average is at 2,205 cases daily, or 106 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 55.7 daily. There are 1,382 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 377 patients in intensive care. There are 291 people on ventilators.Ontario has administered 9,513 doses of the vaccine since its last daily update. Overall, 305,330 doses have been administered as of 8 p.m. the previous night, with 96,459 people receiving two shots to complete their vaccinations.Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 450 cases are in Toronto, 342 in Peel, 171 in York Region and 128 in Niagara.Meanwhile, 39 more residents in long-term care have died for a total of 3,428 since the pandemic began, in the latest report released by the province,Ontario is reporting eight fewer LTC homes in outbreak, for a total of 238.There are 80 more active cases of positive residents than the previous day for a total of 14,214.Additionally, there are 76 more staff members with an active case, for a total of 5,771.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.Breanna Xavier-Carter is a Toronto-based staff reporter for the Star. Reach her via email: bxavier@thestar.ca

Ontario reports lowest daily COVID-19 case count since end of November

Ontario is reporting another 1,670 COVID-19 cases — the lowest daily count since the end of November — and 49 more deaths, according to its latest report released Wednesday morning.

It’s the lowest number of new cases in the province since Nov. 26 when 1,478 were reported.

The province reports that 55,191 tests were completed, with a four per cent positivity rate.

The seven-day average is at 2,205 cases daily, or 106 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 55.7 daily.

There are 1,382 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 377 patients in intensive care. There are 291 people on ventilators.

Ontario has administered 9,513 doses of the vaccine since its last daily update. Overall, 305,330 doses have been administered as of 8 p.m. the previous night, with 96,459 people receiving two shots to complete their vaccinations.

Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 450 cases are in Toronto, 342 in Peel, 171 in York Region and 128 in Niagara.

Meanwhile, 39 more residents in long-term care have died for a total of 3,428 since the pandemic began, in the latest report released by the province,

Ontario is reporting eight fewer LTC homes in outbreak, for a total of 238.

There are 80 more active cases of positive residents than the previous day for a total of 14,214.

Additionally, there are 76 more staff members with an active case, for a total of 5,771.

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.

Breanna Xavier-Carter is a Toronto-based staff reporter for the Star. Reach her via email: bxavier@thestar.ca

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