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Positive test rates at St. Mike's have increased 5 times

Last Updated Sep 16, 2020 at 6:46 pm EST

A sign points to the direction of a COVID-19 assessment centre at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto on March 26, 2020. CITYNEWS/Daniel Frechette CITYNEWS/Daniel Frechette

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.

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.

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