On Thursday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 1,031 new infections of COVID-19 signifying an increase from yesterday. With Tuesday being the exception, Ontario has seen more than 700 infections daily over the last week. Today was the first day the province reported over 1,000 cases in a single day since late spring. Currently, there are at least 146 patients in intensive care units for COVID-19.
The seven-day rolling average rose to 866 today as it was at 711 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 2.9 per cent as it processed over 39,748 tests in the last 24-hour period. Ontario announced its first two cases of the new Omicron variant on Sunday.
More than 86 per cent of eligible people in Ontario are fully vaccinated. There were 133 new cases logged in Toronto, 68 cases in Windsor-Essex, and 60 in Peel Region. The province also reported 59 cases in Sudbury, 58 in Ottawa, and 56 in York Region.
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