Ontario reports fewer than 300 new COVID-19 cases

The province confirms the lowest single-day increase in new cases since September 15

Ontario is reporting 270 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths on June 21. Today’s case count is the lowest single-day increase in new infections since September 15.

The province confirmed 318 new cases on Sunday, 355 on Saturday, 345 on Friday and 370 on Thursday. The seven-day moving average is dropped to 334, down from 503 last Monday.

Labs in the province completed more than 13,800 tests in the past 24 hours, making for a positivity rate of 2.5 per cent, which is up from 1.7 per cent yesterday but lower than the 2.8 per cent reported a week ago.

Three more people have died in the past day, bringing Ontario’s death toll to 9,022.

The Ministry of Health has not yet reported today’s data for hospitalizations.

“Locally, there are 47 new cases in Toronto, 44 in the Region of Waterloo, 42 in Peel, 22 in York Region, 12 in Ottawa and 12 in Niagara,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

As of 8 pm yesterday, Ontario had administered 12,669,775 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 118,625 yesterday.

Starting today, the province has expanded second-dose vaccine booking to anyone in Ontario who received a first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 9. On Wednesday, eligibility for second shots will expand again to people who live in 10 Delta variant hot spots – including Toronto and Peel – who recieved a first dose before May 30.

Due to a delay in Pfizer shipments, most public health units will be offering the Moderna vaccine this week.

On June 27, the city of Toronto is teaming with Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment to host a vaccine clinic at the Scotiabank Arena. The goal is to administer 10,000 shots in a single day, breaking a Canadian record for most vaccine shots given in one day since the rollout began.

To date, 65.4 per cent of Ontario’s population has had one dose and 19.4 per cent have had two doses. In Toronto, more than 25 per cent of residents have received a second shot.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on June 21

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

Toronto = 47

Waterloo = 44

Peel Region = 42

York Region = 22

Ottawa = 12

Niagara Region = 12

Durham Region = 11

Simcoe Muskoka = 11

Halton = 9

Sudbury & Districts = 8

Porcupine = 7

Hamilton = 7

Grey Bruce = 5


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