On Tuesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 2,300 new infections of COVID-19 however, the number is an estimate due to testing restrictions. Officials confirmed that 1,366 people are currently being treated in Ontario hospitals with COVID-19 but they reported 190 people are in intensive care units. Officials said ICU admissions rose by 6 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 18.7 per cent as it processed over 14,183 tests in the last 24-hour period. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the province has identified 1,200,619 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 460 new cases logged in Toronto, 177 cases in York Region, and 137 in Peel Region. The province also reported 140 cases in Hamilton, 112 in Durham Region, and 122 in Simcoe Muskoka.
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