Some concerning numbers out of St. Michael’s Hospital today.
According to it’s assessment centre the downtown Hospital has seen positivity rates for COVID-19 tests increase from 0.4% in July and August to 2.2% in the past week.
The average positivity rate across the province is up to 0.7% this week up from 0.46% through July and August.
NEW: According to St Michael's Hospital its assessment centre has seen positivity rates for #covid19 increase –
rising from 0.4% over past two months to 2.2% in the past week alone. The provincial weekly positivity average is 0.7%, up slightly from July/August when it was 0.46
— Cynthia Mulligan (@CityCynthia) September 16, 2020
According to the Province the positivity rate across the province for Tuesday was 1.2%, down from 1.3% the day before.
The increase in positive test rates comes amid a spike in total cases throughout the province. The province reported 315 new cases on Wednesday along with two deaths.
More on daily COVID cases here.