Ontario reports 139 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths

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Ontario is reporting 139 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the third day in a row daily cases have dipped below 200. The provincial case total now stands at 551,125.

According to Wednesday’s report, 26 cases were recorded in both Toronto, 19 in Waterloo Region, 18 in Peel Region, 15 in York Region, 12 in Hamilton, 11 in Durham Region and 10 in Windsor-Essex.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 10 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province has risen to 9,360 as 11 more deaths were recorded. However, the ministry of health indicated seven of those deaths were from 2020 based on data cleaning.

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As of 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 60,094 vaccines (12,086 for a first shot and 48,008 for a second shot) were administered in the last day.

There are more than 13 million people fully immunized with two doses which is 70.1 per cent of the eligible (12+) population. First dose coverage stands at 80.6 per cent.

Meanwhile, 540,075 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 98 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 155 from the previous day.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 1,690 — down from the previous day when it was at 1,717, but is up from July 28 when it was at 1,378. At the peak of the second wave coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit just above 30,000. In the third wave in April, active cases topped 43,000.

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The seven-day average has now reached 198 which is down from yesterday at 201, but is up from last week at 161. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 300.

The government said 17,115 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 8,788 tests awaiting results. A total of 16,624,968 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.

Test positivity for Wednesday hit 1.2 per cent. Last week, test positivity was at 0.8 per cent.

Ontario reported 112 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 (up by 41 from the previous day) with 108 patients in intensive care units (up by two) and 78 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by one).

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