Ontario reports 411 new COVID-19 cases

Paola Ditto
Giugno 9, 2021

Ontario showed more positive signs Wednesday that it was gaining ground in its battle with COVID-19.

Provincial health officials logged 411 new COVID-19 infections today, down from 469 on Tuesday and 733 one week ago.

Before Tuesday, the last time the case count was this low was on September 26, 2020, when 435 COVID-19 cases were reported. The province's rolling weekly average for coronavirus cases has dropped to 175 per day, down from a record high of 1,130 back in April - progress that health officials have credited to the province's immunization program.

According to the Ministry of Health, there are now 571 patients infected with COVID-19 receiving treatment at Ontario hospitals, including 466 in intensive care units (ICU).

With 30,456 tests processed in the last 24-hour period, the Ministry of Health says the province's positivity rate now stands at 2.0 per cent. The is the lowest reported positivity rate since February.

Of the new cases reported today, 97 are in Toronto, 72 are in Peel Region, 35 are in Waterloo, 26 are in York Region and 25 are in Hamilton.

There are now 3,180 cases with a variant of concern, largely the B.1.1.7 variant that originated in the United Kingdom.

Deaths reflect both the seriousness of the third wave, which peaked with more than 4,000 cases a day, and also the ongoing risk of the variants.

As of Tuesday, approximately 74.2 per cent of adults in B.C. had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 71.9 per cent of everyone aged 12 and older.

In total, over 10.4 million vaccine doses have made it into the arms of Ontarians.

The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary.

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