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Ontario sees larger number of resolved cases compared to new COVID-19 infections

Last Updated Jan 13, 2021 at 3:36 pm EST

Ontario is reporting 2,961 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and 74 deaths.

Compared to the day before, this is a two per cent increase in new infections and an 80.5 per cent increase in the number of lives lost because of the virus.

50,931 tests have been completed with a six per cent positivity rate.

There are 3,392 resolved cases, a 1.2 per cent increase compared to Tuesday.

While Toronto is home to majority of the new cases with 738, compared to Tuesday’s 837 it is a decline.

More regions seeing a decline on Wednesday are Peel with 536 and York with 219.

Ottawa more than doubled in its case numbers compared to Tuesday, jumping from 68 to 154 new infections. Windsor-Essex is also seeing an increase with 245 new cases and Hamilton with 171.

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There are 1,674 people hospitalized with the virus, 385 are in the ICU and 276 in the ICU on a ventilator.

Turning to vaccinations, 11,231 doses were logged Tuesday, bringing the total to 144,784 shots of the COVID-19 vaccine administered. 8,778 total vaccinations have been completed. 

There is a total of 224,984 cases of COVID-19 in the province reported to date, 190,221 are reported resolved.

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