On Wednesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 1,959 new infections of COVID-19 however, the number is an estimate due to testing restrictions. There are at least 847 patients in hospitals for COVID-19 and 273 people are in intensive care units. The province reported fewer than 1000 people in hospital with COVID-19 four days in a row.
Last week, 92.1 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 12 had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 89.5 per cent had two doses. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 11.8 per cent as it processed over 18,094 tests in the last 24-hour period. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the province has identified 1,105,692 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. There were 274 new cases logged in Toronto, 107 cases in York Region, and 113 in Peel Region. The province also reported 132 cases in Ottawa, 160 in Simcoe-Muskoka, and all other regions reported fewer than 70 cases on Wednesday.
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