Ontario has hit the highest seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.
Health officials reported 851 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario on Monday, which is a single-day drop from the 1,042 infections confirmed on Sunday.
The rolling seven-day average of cases is now at a record 878, which is up from 743 one week ago.
The majority of cases were found in Ontario’s four COVID-19 hotspots, which are currently in a modified Stage 2. There are 281 new cases in Toronto, 215 in Peel Region, 90 in York Region and 76 in Ottawa.
Ontario also reported six new COVID-19-related deaths in the province, bringing the total number of fatalities to 3,099.
The total number of lab-confirmed infections in the province is now 71,224, including deaths and recoveries.
There were 679 more cases considered to be resolved by officials on Sunday. The province now has a total of 60,839 recovered patients.
The other regions in the province reporting more than 10 new COVID-19 cases include Durham Region (23), Middlesex-London (11), Simcoe Muskoka (28), Hamilton (41), and Halton (27).
There were 228 new cases in people between the ages of 20 to 39. In people between the ages of 40 to 59, there were 258 new infections.
The province processed only 28,653 COVID-19 tests in the previous 24-hour period, which is well short of Ontario’s 50,000 swab goal. It makes Monday’s positivity rate of nearly 3 per cent.
Ontario has processed more than 4.9 million tests for the disease since the beginning of the pandemic.
There are currently 17,603 tests under investigation.
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News source: CTV News