COVID-19: Ontario reports lowest daily case count since September
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Ontario is reporting 525 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths
Ontario is reporting 525 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths on June 7, the lowest daily case count the province has seen since the end of September last year.
The province detected 663 new cases on Sunday, 744 cases on Saturday and 914 on Friday. The seven-day rolling average is now 735, down from 1,078 a week ago.
“Locally, there are 114 new cases in Toronto, 95 in Peel, 51 in Waterloo, 40 in Durham and 34 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Monday.
The province completed just 15,177 tests over the past 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 3.6 per cent, still higher than positivity rates over the past five days but down from 4.3 per cent last Monday.
Ontario administered 116,829 additional doses of the vaccine over the past day, bringing the provincial total past the 10 million mark, with 10,109,404 total doses administered and 1,086,805 people fully vaccinated.
There are 7,937 active cases currently in Ontario, including 547 hospitalizations – up two from the day before. Patients in intensive care are down 13 from the day before to 497, including 339 patients on ventilators.
Of the deaths reported today, two were people between the ages of 40 and 59.
To date, there have been 536,607 total COVID-19 cases in Ontario and 8,869 deaths.
Starting today, second-dose vaccine booking eligibility is expanding to people age 70 and up and to anyone who received a first shot of Pfizer or Moderna on or before April 18.
New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on June 7
The following regions reported five or more new COVID-19 cases:
Toronto = 114
Peel = 95
Region of Waterloo = 51
Durham Region = 40
York Region = 34
Halton Region = 26
Porcupine = 25
Simcoe Muskoka District = 25
City of Hamilton = 25
Windsor-Essex County = 19
Ottawa = 17
Niagara Region = 15
Middlesex-London = 8
Brant County = 7
Lambton = 6
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 5