Ontario reports 384 new COVID-19 cases

Toronto reports a single-day increase of 54 new infections and the seven-day average declines again


Ontario is reporting 384 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 more deaths on June 16.

Today’s count is up from the 296 new infections the Ministry of Health confirmed on Tuesday. There were 447 new cases on Monday and 530 on Sunday. The seven-day moving average for new cases has declined slightly to 475. A week ago the average was 657.

Labs in the province completed more than 28,100 tests in the past day, making for a positivity rate of 1.5 per cent compared with two per cent a week ago. The positivity rate in Ontario has not been this low since early October.

Toronto reported a daily increase of 54 cases – the lowest since September 10 – and the city’s case rate per 100,000 people is now 1.98.

“Locally, there are 71 new cases in Waterloo, 60 in Peel, 54 in Toronto, 23 in Middlesex-London and 21 in Ottawa,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

With another 12 people dead in the past day, the provincial death toll has risen to 8,986.

There are 438 patients in hospital, including 377 in intensive care units. Of the ICU patients, 242 are breathing with the help of a ventilator.

With 722 recoveries in the past 24 hours, the total number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases in the province is now 4,662, down from 6,824 last Wednesday.

The province had administered 11,732,414 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as of 8 pm last night, including 202,984 shots yesterday. To date, 75 per cent of eligible adults in Ontario have had one dose and 18 per cent are fully immunized.


New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on June 16

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

Waterloo = 71

Peel Region = 60

Toronto = 54

Middlesex-London = 23

Ottawa = 21

Niagara Region = 16

Durham Region = 15

York Region = 14

Porcupine = 13

Hamilton = 12

North Bay Parry Sound = 10

Windsor-Essex = 10

Peterborough = 8

Simcoe Muskoka = 7

Southwestern = 7

Thunder Bay = 6

Huron Perth = 5

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