Ontario reports fewest daily COVID-19 cases in 8 weeks – CityNews Toronto

Ontario reported 390 new cases of COVID-19 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, the province did not release COVID-19 data on Monday.

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

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


ontario covid-19 data

Graphic courtesy of the Ontario Ministry of Health


39,065 tests were completed in the last two days for a test positivity rate of 1.9 percent each day.

There are currently 155 people hospitalized with COVID-19 throughout the province and 149 in the ICU due to complications from COVID-19.

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

Currently, the 87.1 percent of Ontario residents age 12 and older who have received at least one dose, 82.4 percent are now fully vaccinated.


covid-19 in schools on October 12

Graphic courtesy of the Ontario Ministry of Health


The province reports 117 other school-related cases among students and staff. As of Tuesday, nearly 14 percent of schools in the province had at least one case of COVID-19 and six schools were forced to close.

Toronto Public Health (TPH) has closed 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 while they investigate the outbreak.

It is the first complete closure of a school in Toronto since the new school year began in September.

Reference-toronto.citynews.ca

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