On Thursday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 2,262 new infections of COVID-19 however, the number is an estimate due to testing restrictions. There are at least 834 patients in hospitals for COVID-19 and 267 people are in intensive care units. The province reported fewer than 1000 people in hospital with COVID-19 five days in a row.
Last week, 92.1 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 12 had 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 10.2 per cent as it processed over 16,606 tests in the last 24-hour period. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the province has identified 1,107,408 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 324 new cases logged in Toronto, 92 cases in York Region, and 120 in Peel Region. The province also reported 136 cases in Ottawa, 184 in Simcoe-Muskoka, and all other regions reported fewer than 100 cases on Thursday.
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