In Ontario, there have been 4,736 new infections and 29 deaths. Over the last week, the daily case count has ranged between 3,600 and 4,500. In Ontario, the total number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases is now 403,571.
The majority of cases are still being discovered in the Greater Toronto Area. The province of Ontario is currently under a month-long province-wide stay-at-home order, with residents ordered to remain at home. The new B.1.1.7.variant, discovered in the United Kingdom, represents a decrease from the previous two days when nearly 4,000 variant cases were identified.
According to officials, the positivity rate in Ontario is now 8%, with over 65,500 tests processed in the last 24 hours. The increase in hospitalizations has been blamed on super contagious strains, health experts say. There have been 95 cases of the B.1.351 variant and 191 cases of the P.1.variant discovered. The COVID-19 vaccine has been administered to over 3.5 million people.