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Ontario reports almost 3,700 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario reports almost 3,700 new COVID-19 cases”

Ontario is reporting its highest single-day number of new COVID cases with 4,456 and 21 deaths.

This week the province imposed a stay-at-home order and launched plans to vaccinate people in high-risk areas, weeks too late according to most expert opinion.

The projection is contingent on transmission rates staying at current levels and in her report presented to the board of health, de Villa says variants of concern were associated with a 91 per cent increase in COVID-19 deaths, and a 36 per cent increase in hospitalizations in the city.

The province has now reached a positivity rate for the virus of nearly 8 per cent, with 1,513 people in hospital.

With 42,167 tests processed in the last 24 hours, the province's COVID-19 positivity rate stands at 10.3 per cent.

The province is reporting that 94,794 vaccines were administered yesterday, which is well below the 130,000 daily target set by the government.

The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary.

The province reported on Sunday that 605 people were in ICU.

A total of 7,552 people have died from the virus in Ontario. Ontario's seven-day average for case numbers is now close to 3,600, compared to just over 2,600 a week ago.

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"With COVID-19 spreading like wildfire, with these deadly variants taking hold in Ontario, we simply can't be too cautious right now", Ford said at a briefing in Toronto.

Where are the new COVID-19 cases?

Tuesday's report comes as intensive care admissions related to COVID-19 remain at an all-time high.

Ontario is doubling the number of pharmacies involved in the provincial vaccine effort.

The list of participating pharmacies will be updated once those 700 additional locations start to offer the COVID-19 vaccine.

The entire province is now under a month-long stay-at-home order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

Locally, there are 1,016 new cases in Toronto, 613 in Peel, 519 in York Region, 214 in Ottawa and 196 in Durham.

There were 95,692 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on April 12, which is up from 74,7224 doses on April 11.

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