The seven-day average is at 3,509 cases daily, or 169 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 25.6 daily.
The province says 33,740 tests were completed the previous day, with a 9.1 per cent positivity rate.
There are 2,167 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 886 patients in intensive care. There are 609 people on ventilators.
Ontario has administered 88,871 vaccine doses since its last daily update, with 5,467,120 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night. The province says 378,085 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve had both doses.
Locally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 931 cases are in Toronto, 653 in Peel Region, 275 in York Region, 147 in Durham and 128 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 3,760.
Ontario is reporting 50 long-term-care homes in outbreak, for a total of eight 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 77,649 confirmed cases in Ontario of the highly contagious variant first detected in the United Kingdom, an increase of 2,303 from the previous day.
There are 309 cases in Ontario of the variant first detected in South Africa, with eight more reported than the previous day.
There are 971 cases of the variant first found in Brazil, an increase of 51 from the previous day.
Akrit Michael is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star's radio room in Toronto. Reach him via email: firstname.lastname@example.org