Ontario health officials reported 887 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
Authorities also recorded three new deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province to 10,027.
Today’s case count comes after officials recorded 1,184 new cases on Sunday, 1,053 new cases on Saturday and 1,031 new cases on Friday.
Ontario’s seven-day moving average is now 940, up from 783 at this point last week.
With 25,981 tests processed in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry says the positivity rate in the province is around 3.5 percent.
Of the new infections reported Monday, 373 cases involved people who are not vaccinated, 24 people partially vaccinated and 64 people whose vaccination status is unknown. The remaining 426 infections affected people who were fully vaccinated.
Health experts have noted that the number of COVID-19 infections identified in fully vaccinated people will naturally increase as more people receive both injections. Vaccination helps reduce the risk of serious symptoms related to COVID-19, as well as hospitalization.
Today’s case count comes amid concerns about the continued spread of the Omicron variant within GTHA. As of Monday, all regions within the greater Toronto area have reported at least one case of the new variant.
The province indicated that at least 137 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of those hospitalized, 166 were admitted in the last 24 hours, 90 of whom were not vaccinated, 12 were partially vaccinated, and 64 were fully vaccinated.
According to officials, 168 patients are in intensive care due to COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health has not provided an explanation for the discrepancy in the hospitalization and ICU numbers.
The province estimated that 560 more cases of the disease need to be resolved as of Monday, bringing the number of recovered Ontario patients to 605,918.
Today’s report brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Ontario to 624,384, including deaths and recoveries.
MORE THAN 11.2M PEOPLE FULLY VACCINATED IN ONTARIO
The province reports that 11,295,706 people in Ontario have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and are now considered to be fully vaccinated against the virus.
In the last 24-hour period, officials said 39,472 doses of the vaccine were administered to Ontario residents.
Just over 24 million doses of vaccines have been administered in the province since deployment began last year.
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The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Daily Epidemiological Summary. The number of cases for any city or region may differ slightly from what the province reports, because local units report figures at different times.