Ontario reports 255 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths

The province logged fewer than 300 new infections for the third consecutive day


Ontario is reporting fewer than 300 new cases of COVID-19 for the third consecutive day on June 23.

The province confirmed 296 cases on Tuesday, 270 on Monday, 318 cases on Sunday and 355 on Saturday. The seven-day average for new infections is now 316, down from 475 a week ago.

The Ministry of Health confirmed 11 more deaths, bringing the provincial death toll to 9,093.

Labs in the province completed 27,364 tests in the past day, making for a positivity rate of 1.2 per cent compared with 1.5 per cent last Wednesday.

No Public Health Units in the province reported a single-day increase of more than 60 cases.

“Locally, there are 57 new cases in Toronto, 53 in the Region of Waterloo, 25 in Peel Region, 23 in the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit region and 14 in Ottawa,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

With 460 more cases now considered resolved, the total number of active cases in Ontario is 3,032. Hospitalizations dropped by 39 to below 300. There are now 305 patients in intensive care units, including 190 breathing with the help of a ventilator.

As of 8 pm last night, Ontario had administered 13,096,628 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 227,318 doses yesterday. To date, more than 65 per cent of all people in Ontario have had one dose and nearly 23 per cent have had two doses.


New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on June 23

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

Toronto = 57

Waterloo = 53

Peel Region = 25

North Bay Parry Sound = 23

Ottawa = 14

Niagara Region = 11

York Region = 10

Middlesex-London = 8

Halton Region = 6

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 6

Lambton = 5

Windsor-Essex = 5

Hamilton = 5

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