Ontario is documenting almost 1,100 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 more disease-related deaths. Of the reported cases, 361 are in Toronto, 210 are in the region of Peel and 122 are in the region of York.
Due to a data migration, the case count logged on Friday for Toronto is “under-reported”. On Thursday, when Ontario registered 945 new infections, the same problem was reported. The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases currently stands at 283,587 in Ontario, including injuries and recoveries. The seven-day average in the province for the number of reported cases is now 1,179, down from 1,575 a week ago.
According to the Ministry of Health, with the 18 new deaths reported by health officials on Friday, the province’s death toll is now 6,632. At present, there are 12,496 active COVID-19 cases in Ontario, down from 15,722 one week ago. In Ontario, 442,441 doses of the vaccine were distributed. As of Friday, there were 151,282 cumulative vaccinations completed in the province.
275 cases of the UK variant, also known as B17, have been confirmed by Ontario authorities. Three instances have also been found with a South African variant.