On Wednesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 4,384 new infections of COVID-19 signifying an increase from yesterday. Of the total infections reported Tuesday, 3,243 infections involved people who are fully vaccinated, and 1,140 cases were in people who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or have an unknown status. There are at least 420 patients in hospitals for COVID-19 and 168 people are in intensive care units.
The seven-day rolling average rose to 3,520 today as it was at 1,514 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 10.9 per cent as it processed over 55,381 tests in the last 24-hour period. On Monday, the province announced anyone aged 18 and older can book an appointment for a booster shot starting today.
According to Ontario, out of the total number of cases reported Monday, 512 cases involved children under the age of 12. There were 1,284 new cases logged in Toronto, 479 cases in York Region, and 335 in Peel Region. The province also reported 223 cases in Halton Region, 363 in Ottawa, and 172 in Waterloo.
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