Intensive care unit admissions hit a new high as the seven-day average for new cases passes 3,000
Ontario is reporting 3,265 new COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths on April 8.
The province detected 3,215 new cases on Wednesday, 3,065 on Tuesday and 2,938 on Monday. The seven-day rolling average has now passed the 3,000 mark, standing at 3,093.
Medical labs completed 63,846 tests in the past 24 hours, marking a 5.1 per cent positivity rate.
“Locally, there are 933 new cases in Toronto, 649 in Peel, 386 in York Region, 165 in Durham and 160 in Ottawa,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.
Today is the first day of Ontario’s new stay-at-home order, which will see all non-essential retail close, eviction enforcement paused and box-stores limited to selling essential items for four weeks.
Premier Doug Ford also announced a targeted vaccination strategy that will see all adults age 18 and over become eligible to be vaccinated via mobile clinics in high-risk neighbourhoods.
Daily vaccine administrations reached a new high, with 108,563 doses administered in the past day, bringing the provincial total to 2,834,784 doses.
Intensive care admissions have hit a new high tin the past day. There are currently 28,059 active cases in the province and 1,417 hospitalizations, including 525 patients in intensive care due to COVID-19 and 331 patients on ventilators.
Of the 19 deaths reported today, three were between the ages of 40 and 59.
There have been 374,112 total COVID-19 cases in Ontario to date and 7,494 deaths.
An additional 1,317 confirmed cases of the B117 variant have been reported, along with three B1351 cases and 11 P1 cases.
The following regions reported five or more new COVID-19 cases:
Toronto = 933
Peel = 649
York Region = 386
Durham Region = 165
Ottawa = 160
Halton Region = 156
Middlesex-London = 125
Simcoe Muskoka District = 124
Niagara Region = 110
City of Hamilton = 83
Region of Waterloo = 64
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 43
Eastern Ontario = 38
Windsor-Essex County = 38
Hastings Prince Edward = 29
Brant County = 20
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge
District = 19
Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox
& Addington = 17
Lambton = 17
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District = 16
Southwestern = 15
Haldimand-Norfolk = 15
Peterborough = 14
Sudbury & Districts = 13
Grey Bruce = 12
Huron Perth = 8
Renfrew County and District = 7
Thunder Bay District = 5