On Tuesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 1,218 new infections of COVID-19 however, the number is an estimate due to testing restrictions. Officials confirmed that 1,486 people are currently being treated in Ontario hospitals with COVID-19 but they reported 206 people are in intensive care units. Officials said ICU admissions rose by 4 today and the number has been increasing for nearly a week.
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 15,322 tests in the last 24-hour period. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the province has identified 1,223,461 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 wastewater data, officials in Ontario suggest that the novel coronavirus is spreading in a way that they described as a sixth wave.
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