Ontario reports under 200 new daily COVID-19 cases Civic Holiday Monday and Tuesday

Ontario is reporting 168 new COVID-19 cases on the Civic holiday Monday and 164 on Tuesday. The provincial total now stands at 550,986.

The province released two sets of data due to the holiday.

Monday and Tuesday’s case counts breaks a four-day trend that saw daily case counts higher than 200 but testing for both days was significantly lower. However, test positivity was at the highest levels seen in about a month.

According to Monday’s report, 43 cases were recorded in Toronto, 19 in Peel Region, 16 in both York Region and Hamilton, 12 in Halton Region and 10 in Durham Region.

According to Tuesday’s report, 45 cases were recorded in Toronto, 23 in York Region, 22 in Peel Region, 14 in Waterloo Region and 13 in Windsor-Essex.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 60 new cases in the provincial report.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 9,349 as each day saw one death recorded.

As of 8 p.m. on Monday, 31,015 vaccines (5,193 for a first shot and 25,822 for a second shot) were administered in the last day. On the previous day, 41,121 vaccine doses were administered (6,884 for a first shot and 34,237 for a second shot).

There are more than 9.02 million people fully immunized with two doses which is 69.8 per cent of the eligible (12+) population. First dose coverage stands at 80.5 per cent.

Meanwhile, 539,920 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 98 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 129 from Monday and 151 from Tuesday.

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There were more resolved cases than new cases on both Monday and Tuesday.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 1,717 — up from the previous day when it was at 1,667, and is up from July 27 when it was at 1,395. 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 201, which is up from yesterday at 189, and is up from last week at 157. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 200.

The government said 11,515 tests were processed for Tuesday’s report, and 14,122 tests for Monday’s. There is currently a backlog of 4,933 tests awaiting results. A total of 16,607,853 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.

Test positivity for Tuesday was 1.3 per cent. That figure is slightly down up from Monday’s at 1.4 per cent. Last week, test positivity was at 1 per cent.

Ontario reported 71 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 (down by seven from the previous day) with 106 patients in intensive care units (down by four) and 77 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by two).

More to come.

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