On Thursday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 4,589 new infections of COVID-19 however, the number is an estimate due to testing restrictions. Officials confirmed that 1,392 people are currently being treated in Ontario hospitals with COVID-19 and they reported 177 people are in intensive care units. Officials said ICU admissions dropped by 5 today and the number has been increasing for nearly a week except today.
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 18.1 per cent as it processed over 20,000 tests in the last 24-hour period. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the province has identified 1,204,452 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. Ontario’s science table has indicated through wastewater data that the number of infections in the community skyrocketed. On Wednesday the province may have plateaued at about 100,000 COVID-19 cases per day.
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