Your main takeaway today:
–Just over 300 new COVID cases on Sunday as the rolling seven-day average of new infections falls to 355 cases compared to 515 from last week
Provincial COVID-19 numbers as per Public Health Ontario, updated daily by 11 a.m.
- New cases reported Sunday: 318 (542,198 to date)
- New recoveries reported Sunday: 504 (529,506 to date)
- New deaths reported Sunday: 12 (9,019 to date)
- Number of patients hospitalized as of Sunday: 226 (10% of hospitals did not submit data)
- Number of patients in ICU as of Sunday: 333 (208 on a ventilator)
- Vaccine doses administered by Saturday at 8 p.m.: 184,251 (12,551,150 total doses administered, 2,874,280 people fully vaccinated)
- Number of new tests processed by Saturday: 21,063
- Per cent positivity: 1.7
Local COVID-19 numbers as per the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, updated Monday to Friday by 3 p.m.
- Number of new cases reported Thursday: 12 (12,182 to date)
- Number of new variant-of-concern* (VOC) cases reported Thursday: 13 (Current active variant cases: 87)
- Number of active COVID-19 cases as of Thursday: 135
- Number of new recoveries Thursday: 12 (11,381 to date)
- Number of deaths reported Thursday: 0 (246 to date)
- Number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19: 20
- Number of people who have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine: 378,787 (62.7 per cent of the population)
- Number of people who have received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine: 78,569 (13.0 per cent of the population)
*Variants of concern are derived from prior positive COVID-19 tests; the health unit rescreens prior positive test samples for a VOC, thus VOCs are not on top of new COVID-19 cases but a subset of them.
- Tests run in Simcoe County last week: 109 per 100,000 people
- Simcoe County percent positivity^: 3.9 per cent
- Tests run in Muskoka District last week: 51 per 100,000 people
- Muskoka District percent positivity^: 1.8 per cent
^Percent positivity is the percentage of positive tests among all tests run, and the goal is to get that number below 1.0 percent.