Ontario reports more than 3000 new COVID cases today

16 Janvier, 2021, 21:34 | Auteur: Yves Courtet
  • Vaccine

On Friday, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 83 new cases of COVID-19 in the region.

The Ontario Ministry of Health on Saturday reported 3.056 new cases of COVID-19 across the province, 152 of them in Ottawa.

Across Ontario, COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise.

When looking at all COVID-19 tests administered in Ontario, there was a slight uptick in the positivity rate on Saturday with 4.9 per cent of tests coming back positive, compared to 4.6 per cent the previous day.

Health officials reported that 1,632 people are now in hospital due to the disease.

There are 379 COVID patients in intensive care units (up from 387 yesterday) and 281 COVID patients on ventilators (one more than yesterday).

More than 400 deaths due to the virus have been recorded in the past week bringing the provincial total up to 5,340.

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Several other regions in Ontario reported COVID-19 cases numbers in the triple digits, including Waterloo (132), Niagara Region (147), Windsor-Essex (115).

Across Ontario, 14,460 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were delivered on Friday.

"(Public Health) receives it on an aggregated form from Ontario, and then we post it publicly, and those reflect the number of cases now in hospitals that are active cases".

In an effort to help curb the spread of the disease, the provincial government ordered a 28-day Ontario-wide lockdown on December 26.

Earlier this week, Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a second state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order for the province, which started on Thursday.

As of 8 p.m. on January 15, the province reports 189,090 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.

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