Ontario reports 172 new COVID-19 cases and 2 more deaths; 7-day average remains unchanged
Published Sunday, July 25, 2021 10:35AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, July 25, 2021 11:27AM EDT
Ontario reported fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths on Sunday, as the seven-day rolling average remains unchanged from yesterday.
Provincial health officials logged 172 new infections today, up from 170 on Saturday but down from 177 a week ago.
The province reported 192 cases on Friday, 185 on Thursday and 135 on Wednesday.
The seven-day rolling average now stands at 159, unchanged from Saturday but up slightly from a week ago when it was 153.
The province’s virus-related death toll is 9,313.
Another 144 people recovered from the virus yesterday, resulting in 1,450 active cases across the province.
Ontario labs processed 13,902 tests in the past 24 hours, down from 19,131 the previous day.
The drop in testing contributed to a slight day-over-day rise in the positivity rate to 1.1. per cent, compared to 0.8 per cent on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health.
Another 152 lab-confirmed cases of variants of concern were identified in Ontario in the past 24 hours.
In the Greater Toronto Area, 48 cases of COVID-19 were logged in Toronto, 23 in Peel Region, nine in York Region, 11 in Durham and seven in Halton.
There are currently 127 people in intensive care units across the province due to the virus and 81 of those patients are breathing with the help of a ventilator.
To date, there have been more 549,300 lab-confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 538,565 recoveries since January 2020.
Over 8.5 million people are fully vaccinated against the virus after receiving two doses of approved vaccines.
More than 18.9 million doses of vaccine have been administered in Ontario since mid-December, with 103,812 shots into arms yesterday alone.
The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary. The number of cases for any city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, because local units report figures at different times.