Ontario sees a slight increase in COVID-19 infections as the seven-day rolling average rises. On Wednesday, health officials in the province reported exactly 158 new cases of COVID-19. Yesterday, there were 127 new cases, 119 on Monday, and 172 infections on Sunday.
This bumped up the seven-day rolling average of daily case counts to roughly 160 and last week it was at 155. The Ministry of Health said the positivity rate stands at 0.8 per cent as they processed 20,500 COVID-19 tests in the last 24-hour period. Hospitals in the province occupy 122 patients with the virus in intensive care units with 83 of those individuals breathing with a ventilator.
There were 25 new cases in Toronto, 19 in York Region, 19 in Waterloo, 15 in Hamilton, 13 in Durham Region, and 10 in Peel Region. Today, there was an additional 123 cases of the Delta variant which brings the total amount of cases to 4,044. There were also 62 more cases of the Alpha variant and 17 of the Gamma variant.
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