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    On Thursday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 2,561 new infections of COVID-19 however, the number is an estimate due to testing restrictions. Officials confirmed that 661 people are currently being treated in Ontario hospitals with COVID-19 but they reported 165 people are in intensive care units. Officials said ICU admissions are down from last week as the lowest number of admissions was 228.

    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. Yesterday, the Ministry of Health said the positivity rate is at 12.0 per cent as it processed over 15,702 tests in the last 24-hour period. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the province has identified 1,145,575 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 565 new cases logged in Toronto, 148 cases in York Region, and 163 in Peel Region. The province also reported 122 cases in Hamilton, 100 in Durham Region, and 146 in Simcoe Muskoka. 

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