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Ontario surpasses the highest six months positivity rate with 928 new COVID-19 cases

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Ontario has reported 928 new COVID-19 cases, the greatest number in six months.

On Tuesday, Ontario confirmed 928 new COVID-19 cases and nine new fatalities, with labs reporting the highest test positivity rate in the state since May.

The rolling weekly average of cases reported is now 975, up from 940 yesterday and 794 a week ago. On Monday, Ontario confirmed 887 new cases, up from 1,184 on Sunday, which was a multi-month high.

According to the Ministry of Health, 424 of Tuesday’s instances involved people who had not been vaccinated, 26 involved persons who had only had one dose of a vaccine, 401 involved people who had been completely vaccinated, and 77 involved people whose vaccination status was unidentified.

Although unvaccinated people make up only 19% of Ontario’s population, they account for roughly 46% of Tuesday’s incidents. Over than 26,000 test samples were processed, resulting in a positivity rate of 3.8%, the highest recorded test positivity percentage in Ontario since May 31.

By March 2020, COVID-19 has resulted in 10,036 fatalities and 606,800 recoveries, with the province’s reported active case climbing to 8,479 on Tuesday, up from 6,940 one week earlier.

COVID-19 has resulted in the deaths of 36 persons in Ontario in the last week. People aged 19 or younger are involved in 312 of Tuesday’s instances, or 34%. The province’s Science Advisory Table will provide an updated COVID-19 case estimate for the following six to eight weeks later on Tuesday.

Source: CP24

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