On Thursday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 5,700 new infections of COVID-19 signifying an increase from yesterday. Of the total infections reported Tuesday, 4,392 infections involved people who are fully vaccinated, and 1,398 cases were in people who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or have an unknown status. There are at least 440 patients in hospitals for COVID-19 and 169 people are in intensive care units.
Thursday’s number signifies the highest number of daily infections reported since the pandemic began. The seven-day rolling average rose to 4,001 today as it was at 1,674 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 16 per cent as it processed over 68,191 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 Thursday, 637 cases involved children under the age of 12. There were 1,527 new cases logged in Toronto, 470 cases in York Region, and 491 in Peel Region. The province also reported 259 cases in Halton Region, 468 in Ottawa, and 125 in Waterloo.
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