COVID-19: Ontario reports 744 new cases and 24 additional deaths | Coronavirus: Ontario

COVID-19: Ontario reports 744 new cases and 24 additional deaths | Coronavirus: Ontario
COVID-19: Ontario reports 744 new cases and 24 additional deaths | Coronavirus: Ontario

However, Public Health Ontario is confirming 24 additional deaths. The death toll from the disease since the start of the pandemic has now reached 8,844.

With more new healings than new cases, the province is once again seeing its number of active cases decline to below 9,000.

62 fewer hospitalizations are also reported, for a total of 625, and the number of intensive care patients is also decreasing to 516 (-6).

Screening figures remain relatively low with just under 28,000 tests performed in the last 24 hours.

Vaccination

On the vaccination side, the province administered 172,855 doses yesterday. More than 9.8 million Ontarians have received their first dose of the vaccine, and more than 963,000 are fully immunized.

Health experts advising the Ford government on the course of the pandemic urge the province to prioritize hot areas when distributing second doses of COVID vaccines.

This includes parts of Toronto and Waterloo as well as the region of Peel where the Delta variant, initially discovered in India, accounts for between 25% and 30% of active cases.

Experts stress that this decision will be all the more important in the coming weeks to curb the spread of the Delta variant which will become predominant in these hot areas.

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