Ontario is reporting 3,065 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 367,602.
Tuesday’s case count is higher than Monday’s which saw 2,938 new infections. On Sunday, 3,041 new cases were recorded and 3,009 on Saturday.
According to Tuesday’s provincial report, 955 cases were recorded in Toronto, 561 in Peel Region, 320 in York Region, 165 in Ottawa, 132 in Niagara Region, 128 in Hamilton, 119 in Halton Region and 101 in Durham Region.
All other local public health units reported fewer than 100 new cases in the provincial report.
The death toll in the province has risen to 7,458 as eight more deaths were recorded.
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Meanwhile, 333,576 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 91 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,976 from the previous day.
Active cases in Ontario now stand at 26,568 — up from the previous day when it was at 25,487, and up from March 30 when it was at 19,810. At the peak of the coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit above 30,000.
The seven-day average has now reached 2,861, up from yesterday at 2,758, and is up from last week at 2,207. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 1,100.
The government said 37,541 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 29,173 tests awaiting results. A total of 12,855,397 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.
Test positivity for Tuesday was 8.9 per cent — the highest since early January amid the second wave. That figure is up from Monday’s at 7.8 per cent, and is up from last week when it was 6.2 per cent.
Ontario reported 1,161 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 (up by 219 from the previous day) with 510 in intensive care units (up by 16) and 310 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by 17).
As of 8 p.m. on Monday, the provincial government reported administering 2,621,839 total COVID-19 vaccine doses, representing an increase of 76,199 in the last day. There are 323,148 people fully vaccinated with two doses.
Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson are the vaccines currently approved in Canada. The first three require two shots administered several weeks apart while the fourth requires only one.
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