Shomporko Correspondent: Ontario reported 916 new COVID-19 cases, the first time the number of cases has been less than 1,000 in three months. The total number of people in the province is now 531,459 by Monday.
The daily uptick on Monday was likewise the smallest since mid-February (when 847 new cases were logged on Feb. 17). On Sunday, there were 1,033 new cases reported, compared to 1,057 on Saturday.
According to the study released Monday, there were 226 incidents in Toronto, 165 in Peel, 85 in York, 67 in Durham, 52 in Hamilton, and 50 in Ottawa.
Local report, all other local public health units reported less than 50 new cases. All other local public health units reported fewer than 50 new cases in the provincial report.
But the province’s death toll has risen to 8,757 as 13 more deaths were recorded.
More than 9 million total COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered. That marked an increase of over 97,747 vaccines in the last day.
There are more than 706,000 people fully vaccinated with two doses.
Meanwhile, 510,135 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 96 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,707 from the previous day.
There were more resolved cases than new cases on Monday.
Active cases in Ontario now stand at 12,567 — down from the previous day when it was at 13,371, and is down from May 24 when it was at 20,038.
At the peak of the second wave coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit just above 30,000. In the third wave in April, active cases topped 43,000.
The seven-day average has now reached 1,078, which is down from yesterday at 1,154, and is down from last week at 1,775. A month ago, the seven-day average was around 3,600.
The government said 18,226 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 7,087 tests awaiting results. A total of 15,144,303 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.
Test positivity for Monday was 4.3 per cent. That figure is up slightly from Sunday’s at 4.2 per cent, but is down from last week when it was 6.4 per cent.
Ontario reported 731 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 (down by 18 from the previous day) with 617 patients in intensive care units (down by three) and 382 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by 35). Overall, hospitalizations have been on the decline since the third wave peak in April.