The seven-day average is at 4,348 cases daily, or 209 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 24.0 daily.
The province says 42,873 tests were completed the previous day, and a 10.5 per cent positivity rate. This is the highest positivity test rate since the start of the pandemic.
There are 2,202 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 749 patients in intensive care. There are 516 people on ventilators.
Ontario has administered 66,897 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 3,904,778 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night. The province says 346,005 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses.
Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 1,299 cases are in Toronto, 926 in Peel Region, 577 in York Region and 227 in Hamilton.
Meanwhile, the province is reporting that there were no new deaths in long-term care so the number of LTC residents who have died stays the same at 3,912.
Ontario is reporting one more long-term-care homes in outbreak, for a total of 40 or 6.4 per cent of LTC homes in the province.
This data is self-reported by the long-term care homes to the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Daily case and death figures may not immediately match the numbers posted by the local public health units due to lags in reporting time.
There are 2,467 confirmed cases in Ontario of the highly contagious variant first detected in the United Kingdom, an increase of 682 from the previous day.
There are 104 cases in Ontario of the variant first detected in South Africa, with no new cases reported than the previous day.
There are 211 cases of the variant first found in Brazil, an increase of four from the previous day.
Ann Marie Elpa is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star's radio room in Toronto. Reach her via email: email@example.com