On Thursday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 2,404 new infections of COVID-19 however, the number is an estimate due to testing restrictions. There are at least 1,066 patients in hospitals for COVID-19 and 302 people are in intensive care units. The last time the province reported fewer than 1000 people in hospital with COVID-19 was on December 30.
Last week, 92.1 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 12 have one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 89.5 per cent had two doses. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 9.7 per cent as it processed over 21,449 tests in the last 24-hour period. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the province has identified 1,093,134 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 306 new cases logged in Toronto, 104 cases in York Region, and 195 in Peel Region. The province also reported 107 cases in Durham Region, 187 in Ottawa, and all other regions reported fewer than 100 cases on Thursday.
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