More than 1,400 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Ontario, making it the seventh day in a row that the daily infection count has been in the quadruple digits.
The Greater Toronto Area continues to be the site of the majority of new cases. In Ontario hospitals, at least 689 people are being treated for the novel coronavirus, with 275 in the intensive care unit. According to health officials, the province’s positivity rate for the disease is 2.9 percent.
In the worst-case scenario, according to new modeling data presented by health officials earlier this week, Ontario could see up to 8,000 new cases per day by April if the disease’s spread isn’t controlled.
Daily infections are now at 1,337 on a seven-day rolling average, up from 1,034 a week ago. The number of new cases continues to rise, up from 1,371 infections and 11 deaths on Friday. Another 20 new variants of concern have been discovered by the Ministry of Health, 19 of which are B.1.1.7 variants, the majority of which were discovered in Toronto.
Over 53,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given out in the last 24 hours. The virus has been fully immunized in 284,686 people. The number of lab-confirmed cases in Ontario has now reached 316,359, with 7,138 deaths.
News and Picture Source: CTV NEWS