Ontario reports 213 new COVID-19 cases; 14 more deaths with 12 due to data clean-up
Toronto Public Health nurse Lalaine Agarin makes preparations at Toronto's Mass Vaccination Clinic on Sunday January 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Published Thursday, August 5, 2021 10:18AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, August 5, 2021 10:58AM EDT
Ontario reported more than 200 new COVID-19 infections and 14 additional deaths on Thursday with 12 of those deaths occurring earlier this year, according to the government.
The province logged 213 new coronavirus infections today, a significant increase from 139 cases on Wednesday but down from 218 cases a week ago.
Provincial health officials reported 164 new cases on Tuesday, 168 on Monday and 218 on Sunday.
The seven-day rolling average now stands at 198, a slight drop from 199 yesterday but up from 165 a week ago.
In the past 24 hours, two people died with the virus in Ontario bringing the death toll to 9,374.
Twelve more deaths that occurred between February and May 2021 were also reported today due to a data catch-up by public health units, the Ministry of Health said.
Another 183 people recovered from the virus yesterday, resulting in 1,706 active cases across the province.
Ontario labs processed nearly 23,500 tests in the past 24 hours, leaving the positivity rate unchanged from a day ago at 1.2 per cent, according to the ministry.
In the Greater Toronto Area, Toronto logged 44 new cases, while 31 were reported in Peel Region, 18 in York Region, 11 in Halton and seven in Durham.
Elsewhere in Southern Ontario, 18 new cases were reported in Hamilton, 17 in Windsor-Essex and 14 in Waterloo.
There are currently at least 123 people receiveing treatement due to the virus in Ontario hospitals, according to data from local public health units and hospitals.
The ministry said 110 people are in intensive care units (ICU) due to the virus with 77 breathing with the help of a ventilator.
To date, 551,300 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases and 540,258 recoveries have been reported in the province since January 2020.
Over 9.1 million Ontarians are fully vaccinated against the virus after receiving two doses of approved vaccines.
Eighty per cent of eligible residents 12 years and older have received at least one dose, while 70 per cent have received two doses.
More than 19.7 million doses have been administered across the province since mid-December.
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.