On Wednesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 780 new infections of COVID-19 signifying an increase from yesterday. With Tuesday being the exception, Ontario has seen more than 700 infections daily over the last week. Currently, there are 155 patients being treated in intensive care units for COVID-19.
The seven-day rolling average rose to 521 today as it was at 692 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 3.1 per cent as it processed over 35,300 tests in the last 24-hour period. Ontario announced its first two cases of the new Omicron variant on Sunday and reported zero today.
On Sunday, the province reported the highest number of new cases in a single day since May. More than 86 per cent of eligible people in Ontario are fully vaccinated. There were 98 new cases logged in Toronto, 88 cases in Windsor-Essex, and 64 in Simcoe-Muskoka. The province ulcer reported 56 cases in Sudbury, 44 in Ottawa, and 43 in Waterloo
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