On Friday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 2,130 new infections of COVID-19 however, the number is an estimate due to testing restrictions. There are at least 717 patients in hospitals for COVID-19 and 238 people are in intensive care units. This is the sixth day in a row where the province has reported under 250 ICU admissions.
Currently, 92.7 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 12 have one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 90.7 per cent have two doses. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 11.7 per cent as it processed over 14,571 tests in the last 24-hour period. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the province has identified 1,115,492 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 304 new cases logged in Toronto, 85 cases in Middlesex-London, and 119 in Peel Region. The province also reported 135 cases in Durham Region, 104 in Ottawa, and 100 in Simcoe-Muskoka.
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