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Ontario reports fewest daily COVID-19 cases in 8 weeks

Last Updated Oct 12, 2021 at 10:59 am EDT

TORONTO, April 13, 2021 -- People line up for COVID-19 tests outside a COVID-19 testing bus in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on April 13, 2021. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng via Getty Images)

Ontario is reporting 390 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, 458 new cases on Monday and two additional deaths related to the virus.

Tuesday’s case count is the lowest the province has seen since Aug. 17.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday no COVID-19 data was released by the province on Monday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 260 cases are in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 130 are in fully vaccinated individuals. On Monday, 333 cases were in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 125 were in fully vaccinated individuals.

The rolling seven-day average of cases has dropped to 525, reaching the lowest point since Aug. 20.


ontario covid-19 data

Graphic courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Health


There were 39,065 tests completed over the past two days for a test positivity rate of 1.9 per cent on each day.

There are now 155 people hospitalized with COVID-19 across the province and 149 in the ICU due to COVID-19 complications.

The province administered another 17,725 vaccine doses over the last two days and has now administered 22,089,455 total doses.

There are now 87.1 per cent of Ontarians 12 and older who have received at least one dose, 82.4 per cent are now fully vaccinated.


covid-19 in schools Oct. 12

 

Graphic courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Health


The province is reporting another 117 school-related cases among students and staff. As of Tuesday, nearly 14 per cent of schools in the province have at least one COVID-19 case and six schools have been forced to close.

Toronto Public Health (TPH) has shut down Silverthorn Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke and moved all classes to remote learning due to a COVID-19 outbreak. TPH says the school could be closed for up to 10 days as they investigate the outbreak.

It is the first full closure of a school in Toronto since the new school year started in September.

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