On Friday, health officials reported 3,089 new COVID-19 cases, and on Saturday, they reported 3,009 new cases. The last time these many cases were reported in Ontario was on January 17, when 3,422 new infections were reported. 39 more people have died in Ontario in the last two days, bringing the total number of deaths to 7,428 since the pandemic began.
The majority of new cases reported on Saturday are centered in the Greater Toronto Area. As of Saturday, the province deemed 1,819 more cases of the disease to be resolved, bringing Ontario’s total number of recovered patients to 327,940. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is now 2,552, up from 1,944 seven days ago.
In Ontario, there are at least 2,042 cases of the B.1.7 variant, as well as 70 cases of the B.2.351 variant and 102 cases of the P.1 variant. Officials discovered 938 mutations in the last 24 hours, out of the 24,459 discovered in lab-positive tests. Only 2,214 people have had their genomes tested in order to be officially classified.
In Ontario, 321,469 people have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. In the previous 24 hours, 59,567 doses were administered to residents of the province. The number of cases in any city or region may differ slightly from what the province reports.
News and picture source: CTV