Ontario’s daily COVID-19 case count crosses 1,400 today, positivity rate rises above 4%

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The daily case count in Ontario continues to spiral upwards with more than 1,400 infections confirmed today. Friday’s numbers represent the highest single-day total since May 23.

Provincial health officials logged 1,453 new cases today (up from 1,290 on Thursday) and 11 deaths.

The seven-day rolling average of new infections has jumped to 1,115, up from 866 last Friday.

With 39,941 tests processed yesterday, the provincewide positivity rate is at 4.4 per cent, the highest it has been in more than six months.

Of the cases confirmed today, 613 are unvaccinated individuals, 26 are partially immunized, 718 are in people who have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 96 have an unknown vaccination status.

Unvaccinated individuals currently represent about 19 per cent of Ontario’s population but account for about 42 per cent of all new cases today.

According to the Ministry of Health, the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care is now 151, up slightly from 146 last week. Only 29 of those patients are fully vaccinated.

The public health units with the highest number of new cases today include Toronto (195), Ottawa (109), Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox, & Addington (95), York Region (91), Peel Region (89), Windsor (89), Durham Region (76), Simcoe Muskoka (73), Halton Region (68), Hamilton (54), and London-Middlesex (52).

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