COVID-19: Ontario reports fewer than 500 new cases

The province confirms a single-day increase of 469 new cases and 18 more deaths


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Ontario reports 469 new COVID-19 cases, 18 more deaths

COVID-19 cases in Ontario have declined again, dropping to the lowest level since late September on June 8.

The Ministry of Health confirmed a single-day increase of 469 new cases and 18 more deaths. Today’s count is the lowest daily increase since September 26 when 435 new infections were reported.

The province reported 525 new cases on Monday, 663 on Sunday, 744 cases on Saturday and 914 on Friday. The seven-day rolling average dropped to 703, down from 1,030 a week ago.

Labs in the province completed 17,579 tests in the past day, making for a positivity rate of 2.7 per cent, which is decline from 3.6 per cent last Tuesday.

“Locally, there are 182 new cases in Toronto, 76 in Peel, 40 in the Porcupine Health Unit Region and 30 in Durham,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

York Region did not report any new cases today due to data cleaning and updating of previously reported cases, the province said.

Hospitalizations are up in the past day. Another 74 patients are in hospitals for a total of 621. Of those, 481 are in intensive care units, including 305 who are breathing with the help of a ventilator.

With 18 more deaths today, Ontario’s death toll rose to 8,887. Two of today’s reported deaths were long-term care home residents. There have been a total of 121 deaths in the province in the past week.

With another 1,010 cases considered resolved, the total number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases declined to 7,338, down from 11,689 a week ago. To date, there have been 520,811 confirmed cases in the province.

As of 8 pm last night, the province had administered a total of 10,267,613 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 158,209 doses administered yesterday.

To date, 73 per cent of adults in Ontario have received at least one dose and 9.8 per cent are fully vaccinated. Overall, 61.7 per cent of the population has had one shot and just under eight per cent are fully immunized.

On Monday, the province announced step one of the three-part reopening plan would begin on Friday, slightly earlier than originally planned. The step-one reopening criteria required 60 per cent of adults to have one dose of vaccine for two weeks or longer.


New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on June 8

The following regions reported five or more new COVID-19 cases:

Toronto = 182

Peel Region = 76

Porcupine = 40

Durham Region = 30

Halton Region = 24

Region of Waterloo = 24

Ottawa = 13

Niagara Region = 13

Hamilton = 12

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 11

Windsor-Essex = 9

Brant County = 7

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