For the first time in nearly 3 months, Ontario reports fewer than 1,000 new coronavirus infections. To be specific Health officials noted 916 new COVID-19 cases being the lowest since February 17. The last time the cases were reported under 1,000 was on March 6.
The seven-day average has dropped from 1,775 last week and now stands at 1,078. The positivity rate is noted at 4.4 per cent as they completed 18,226 tests the previous day. The total number of recovered patients in Ontario rises to 510,135.
A lot of the newly reported cases came from hot spot regions in the Greater Toronto Area. Officials recorded 226 cases in Toronto, 165 in the Peel region, 85 in York Region, 67 in Durham Region, and 53 in Hamilton. Dr. David Williams a Chief Medical Officer of Health said he would like to see infections “ well below 1,000”.
There are also 910 new cases of the B.1.1.7. COVID-19 variant in Ontario today. As well as 8 new cases of P.1. strain and one case of the B.1.351 mutation.
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