Ontario sees slight dip in COVID-19 cases


Ontario is reporting a slight dip in new COVID-19 cases Monday after seeing a surge at the end of last week.

Provincial officials confirmed 480 new infections today with two additional deaths. Ontario’s COVID-19 data says those deaths didn’t occur yesterday, but within the last month. The majority of the new cases come from Toronto and Waterloo.

Of the new infections, 244 were unvaccinated and 32 had an unknown vaccination status. 191 were fully vaccinated and only 13 had one dose. Despite a surge at the end of last week, today’s numbers remain steady week-over-week.

The current 7-day average sits at 468, compared to 362 last Monday.

The province says there are 127 people in Ontario hospitals with COVID-19, 74 are on a ventilator.

Nearly 23-thousand tests were completed yesterday with 2.2% coming back positive.

As for vaccinations, 88.5% of the province over the age of 12 has had at least 1 dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, while 85.1% have had 2 doses. Over 17-thousand doses were administered yesterday.


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