The Ontario Public Health Service confirmed 1,076 new cases and 18 more deaths on Friday.
There are 361 infections in Toronto, 210 in the Bell region and 122 in the York area.
Public Health warns that the number of cases in Queen City is still below the reality Friday, due to the migration of the Toronto system in the regional database.
Other regions with the most new cases: Waterloo (+59), Ottawa (+52), Durham (+31), Halton (+31), Hamilton (+30), Simcoe Muskoka (+24), Thunder Bay (+22) ) And Windsor Essex (+18).
The average number of new cases per day in Ontario for the past seven days is 1,180. That average has been declining since January 11th.
Since the start of the epidemic, there have been 283,587 cases of coronavirus in Ontario.
The death toll was 6,632 (+18).
Decrease in hospitalization
The number of hospitalizations decreased to 120 on Friday, for a total of 763.
It is the first time since the start of December that the number of hospitalizations has fallen below 800.
- Number of patients in intensive care: 295 (-4)
- Number of patients on ventilators: 204 (-7)
There are 1,415 new recoveries. The number of active cases is 12,496 (-357).
An increase in variable cases
The number of confirmed cases in Ontario of the British variant of coronavirus has increased to 275 (+39).
There are still 3 cases of the mutation in South Africa and 1 case of the Brazilian substitute.
Thursday Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced the postponement of Spring Break In mid-April, to reduce travel in March, as the variables could lead to a new increase in infections in the province.
According to the forecasts of the experts of the regional group for consensus on modeling and scientific advice, the number of Ontario’s COVID-19 cases could jump to 5,000 Daily by the end of March if the province lifts public health measures.
first Minister Doug Ford announced a phased disassembly By February 22nd. Ontario’s chief medical officer for health, Dr David Williams, is set to provide more details Friday afternoon on which restrictions will be lifted and which ones will remain, depending on the region.
Shelter: The number of cases is increasing
The city said in a press release that 43 residents and staff of Toronto’s largest homeless shelter tested positive for the COVID-19 virus on Friday. Last week, the Seton House men’s shelter reported 20 resident cases after declaring the outbreak on January 21 this year.
Clients who tested positive or were in close contact with high risk were referred to a dedicated isolation / recovery site with support, Refers to the city’s press release. Under Toronto Public Health supervision, testing is conducted at the shelter level.
Mary Ann Bedard, executive director of City Shelter and the Department of Support and Housing, told CBC Toronto this week that the Seaton House has a capacity of more than 500 people, but that the city reduced that capacity to around 200 at the start of the pandemic to allow for better physical distance.
Reduced spread of disease in homes
There are 14 fewer outbreaks in long-term care facilities, for a total of 180.
However, there have been at least 12 deaths among nursing home residents since Thursday’s toll.
Just over 62,000 screening tests have been performed in the past 24 hours.
Provincial laboratories can analyze 70,000 samples per day.
The test positive rate stood at 2.2% on Friday, the lowest since mid-October.
Just over 15,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given in the past 24 hours.
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