On Monday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 1,741 new infections of COVID-19 however, the number is an estimate due to testing restrictions. Officials confirmed that 655 people are currently being treated in Ontario hospitals with COVID-19 but they reported 124 people are in intensive care units. Officials said ICU admissions are down from last week as the lowest number of admissions was under 200.
Last week, 93.0 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 12 had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 91.0 per cent had two doses. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 17.9 per cent as it processed over 6,200 tests in the last 24-hour period. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the province has identified 1,115,046 lab-confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
Since December 2020, more than 31,000,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province. According to Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Table, wastewater data has shown an increase in infection. The virus was in nearly every region in the province and the concentration of the disease in wastewaters has started to rise.
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