Ontario is reporting more than 2,200 new cases of COVID-19 as the number of virus-related hospitalizations surpasses 1,000.
Ontario is reporting 2,202 new infections today, up from the 2,123 logged on Monday but down from the record 2,432 confirmed on Dec. 17.
The rolling seven-day average of new infections in Ontario is now 2,265, up from 1,927 one week ago.
With just 45,000 tests completed over the past 24 hours, the per cent positivity rate is also up to five per cent. This marks a notable drop in testing in the province after a record 69,412 tests were processed on Dec. 15.
Today’s per cent positivity rate is the highest it has been in the last six days but is still down from 5.4 per cent last Tuesday when only 39,566 tests were completed on the previous day.
An additional 21 virus-related deaths were also confirmed by the province today, including 11 residents of long-term care homes. The number of active outbreaks in long-term care homes is now 173, up from 139 last week.
There are currently 19,300 active infections in the province, an additional 2,000 active cases than the number reported just seven days ago.
Of the new cases reported today, 636 are in Toronto, 504 are in Peel, 218 are in York Region and 172 are in Windsor-Essex County.
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News source: CP24