On Monday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 9,706 new infections of COVID-19 signifying an increase from the previous days. Today is the first day the province is reporting fewer than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in 2022. There are at least 2,467 patients in hospitals for COVID-19 and 438 people are in intensive care units.
The seven-day rolling average rose to 10,327 today which is the highest it has ever been in Ontario. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 26.7 per cent as it processed over 40,700 tests in the last 24-hour period. Last week, the province announced anyone aged 18 and older can book an appointment for a booster shot starting today.
According to Ontario, more than 27,012,866 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered throughout the province. There were 1,879 new cases logged in Toronto, 1,033 cases in York Region, and 1,310 in Peel Region. The province also reported 437 cases in Halton Region, 565 in Ottawa, and 412 in Hamilton.
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