Ontario logs more than 200 new COVID-19 cases for fourth straight day
TORONTO -- Ontario has reported more than 200 new COVID-19 cases for the fourth day in a row as the province breaks another vaccination milestone.
On Sunday, health officials logged an additional 218 infections as well as two deaths related to the disease..
The new cases mark a decrease from the 258 cases reported on Saturday and the 226 cases recorded Friday.
As of Sunday, the seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases stands at about 189. One week ago that number was 157.
With just over 14,122 COVID-19 tests processed in the last 24-hour period, the Ministry of Health says that the province’s positivity rate is about 1.4 per cent, up from 1.2 per cent a day earlier.
The number of people being treated for COVID-19 in Ontario intensive care units has dropped to 110, down from 127 at this time last week.
The total number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province now stands at 550,436, including deaths and recoveries.
Ontario will not release any data on Monday due to the holiday.
WHERE ARE THE NEW COVID-19 CASES?
According to the province’s epidemiology report, there are 40 new cases in Toronto, 33 in Peel Region, 23 in York Region, 16 in Middlesex-London, 14 in Hamilton, 13 in Durham Region, 12 in Waterloo and 10 in Haliburton, Kawartha and Pine Ridge.
Ten public health units are reporting no new cases of COVID-19, while all other municipalities have logged fewer than 10 new infections.
According to the province, 61 more cases of the Delta B.1.617.2 variant were identified in lab-positive COVID-19 tests in the last 24-hour period, bringing the total number of infections to 4,802.
ONTARIO BREAKS NEW VACCINE MILESTONE
More than 9 million people in the province have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and are considered immunized against the virus.
Just over 60,000 doses were administered in the last 24-hour period.
In total, the province has administered more than 19.5 million doses of the vaccine to Ontario residents.
The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary. The number of cases for any city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, because local units report figures at different times.