Ontario reports more than 2,100 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

Ontario is reporting 2,170 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. The provincial total now stands at 511,486.

Monday’s case count is slightly lower than Sunday’s which saw 2,199 new infections. On Saturday, 2,584 were recorded and 2,362 on Friday. It is also the eighth day in a row cases are below 3,000.

According to Monday’s report, 566 cases were recorded in Toronto, 556 in Peel Region, 215 in York Region, 120 in Durham Region and 101 in Hamilton.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 100 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province has risen to 8,489 as four more deaths were recorded — the lowest number of daily deaths recorded since March.

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Meanwhile, 477,128 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 93 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 2,953 from the previous day.

There were more resolved cases than new cases on Monday.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 25,869 — down from the previous day when it was at 26,656, and is down from May 10 when it was at 31,991. At the peak of the second wave coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit just above 30,000. In the third wave in April, active cases topped 43,000.

The seven-day average has now reached 2,352, which is down from yesterday at 2,430, and is down from last week at 3,017. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 4,300.

The government said 24,498 tests were processed in the last 24 hours, which is the lowest number of daily tests in several month. There is currently a backlog of 8,960 tests awaiting results. A total of 14,795,044 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.

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Test positivity for Monday was 7.9 per cent. That figure is up from Sunday’s at 6.8 per cent, but is down from last week when it was 9.1 per cent.

Ontario reported 1,320 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 (up by 28 from the previous day) with 779 patients in intensive care units (down by six) and 536 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by 16). Overall, hospitalizations have been on the decline since the third wave peak in April.

As of 8 p.m. on Sunday, more than 7.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered. That marks an increase of 112,330 vaccines in the last day. There are 432,760 people fully vaccinated with two doses.

— More to come.

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