Ontario reports 12 COVID related deaths, 7-day average continues to climb


Ontario is reporting 512 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as the rolling seven-day average continues to climb.

The seven-day average now sits at 587 cases, reaching the highest point since Oct. 3.

The province is also reporting 12 additional deaths due to the virus, the highest daily increase of deaths in nearly four weeks.

There are another 573 resolved cases.

Another 28,931 tests were done in the last 24-hour period for a test positivity rate of 2.5 per cent. The test positivity has remained over 2 per cent for a week straight.

There are 274 people hospitalized with the virus and 133 in ICU beds. Among the hospitalized, 206 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.

There were another 15,040 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the last day — 88.8 per cent of eligible Ontarians have now received at least one dose and 85.7 per cent are fully vaccinated.

–with files from toronto.citynews.ca


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