On Monday and Tuesday, health officials in Ontario reported 332 new infections of COVID-19. This represents a decrease as before the Civic Holiday the province reported 4 straight days of over 200 new cases of COVID-19. Specifically, on Monday there were 164 new cases and on Tuesday there were 168 new cases.
The seven-day rolling average is up to 201 as it was at 157 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 1.3 per cent as it processed 11,515 tests in the last 24-hour period. Currently, hospitals across the province occupy 106 patients with COVID-19 in intensive care units and 78 of them are using breathing ventilators.
There were 45 cases in Toronto, 23 in the York Region, 22 in the Peel Region, 14 in the Region of Waterloo, and 13 cases in Windsor. All the other regions outside the GTA logged less than 10 new cases of the novel coronavirus. The province also updated people on variants of concern. They found five new cases of the Alpha variant and no new cases of Beta or Gamma variants.
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