For the third consecutive day in a row, Ontario has logged fewer than 300 new COVID-19 cases. At the same time, the province is reaching a new vaccination milestone. Health officials identified 255 new infections on Wednesday, marking the lowest daily case count since September 15 when 251 cases were reported. Today also signifies a decrease from yesterday as there were 296 new cases logged.
Last week the seven-day rolling average was 443 and it now stands at about 316. The Ministry of Health said the province’s positivity rate is now 1.2 per cent as they processed 27,360 tests in the past 24 hours. Data taken from local public health units and hospitals indicate at least 816 people are being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals across the province. 305 of them are in intensive care and 190 patients are breathing with a ventilator.
Using the province’s daily epidemiology report, Toronto logged 57 new cases and Waterloo logged 53. Other regions with double-digit numbers were Peel Region with 25, North Bay Parry Sound District with 23, Ottawa with 14, Niagara with 11, and York Region with 10.
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