On Thursday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 9,909 new infections of COVID-19 signifying an increase from the previous days. Today is the fourth day the province is reporting fewer than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in 2022. There are at least 3,630 patients in hospitals for COVID-19 and 500 people are in intensive care units.
54 per cent of the 3,630 hospitalizations are people who are in hospital primarily due to COVID-19. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 21.0 per cent as they processed 58,831 tests in the last 24-hour period. Anyone aged 18 and older can book an appointment for a booster shot in Ontario.
According to Ontario, individuals who are fully vaccinated represent just over 88 per cent of the province’s total population. There were 1,895 new cases logged in Toronto, 1,001 cases in York Region, and 1,365 in Peel Region. The province also reported 436 cases in Halton Region, 494 in Ottawa, and 469 in Waterloo.
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