Ontario reports 340 new COVID-19 cases, most new cases since June 26

By News staff

Ontario is reporting 340 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 new deaths on Friday.

The province said today due to a data clean-up, 16 of the 18 deaths being reported occurred over six weeks ago.

It’s the first time the province has seen over 300 cases since June 26.

Locally, there are 80 new cases in Toronto, 41 in York Region, 36 in Peel Region, 23 in Windsor-Essex and 22 in the Region of Waterloo.

There were 23,400 tests completed in the last 24-hour period, down slightly from 23,500 one day ago.

The test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent. The positivity rate has been over one per cent for a week straight.

The active case count in the province has increased by 173 – there were 149 resolved cases.

The rolling seven-day average is now 214, up 16 from the previous day.

There are now 114 people hospitalized and 110 people in the ICU with COVID-19 complications. Of those, 76 ICU patients on a ventilator. There was one new hospitalization day over day.

Ontario administered 53,975 vaccine doses in the last 24-hour period.

As of 8:00 p.m. Thursday, 19,764,199 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, with 81.4 per cent of Ontario residents 12 and older having received at least one dose, 71.4 per cent are now fully vaccinated.



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