The province's daily testing rate continues to slide as the positivity rate goes up
Ontario reported 827 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, down from yesterday’s count of 851. Four more people have died.
The province saw it’s highest numbers yet on Sunday with 1,042 and 978 on Saturday.
However, the testing rate dipped again from 28,652 to 23,945, pushing up the province-wide positivity rate to 3.4 per cent. On Monday, the positivity rate was 2.9 per cent.
The testing backlog is now at 22,636.
Locally, Toronto reported 355 new cases, up from 300 cases yesterday according to Toronto Public Health. Peel detected 169 new cases, with 89 in York Region and 58 in Ottawa.
Active cases have reached 7,418, up from 7,286 the day before.
Hospitalizations have surpassed 300, reaching 312 patients, including 75 in intensive care and 52 on ventilators.
There are 88 reported outbreaks in long-term care homes, up two from yesterday.
“There are 56 homes considered in outbreak with no resident cases in the home. There are 32 homes with resident cases of which 17 have fewer than 5 cases each,” Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton said on Twitter.
To date, there have been 72,051 total cases in Ontario, including 61,530 resolved – up 691 from yesterday and 3,103 deaths.
The following regions reported five or more cases of COVID-19:
Toronto = 355
Peel = 169
York Region = 89
Ottawa = 58
Durham Region = 44
Windsor-Essex = 16
Simcoe Muskoka = 14
City of Hamilton = 14
Brant County = 11
Halton Region = 10
Middlesex-London = 7
Eastern Ontario = 5
Region of Waterloo = 5
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 5
Niagara Region = 4