Ontario reported 16 net new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, as the number of people in hospital testing positive for COVID-19 fell by nearly 100 in the past 24 hours.
The health ministry says 14 deaths occurred in the past 30 days and two others occurred before that period.
Nine of the deaths on Wednesday involved residents of the long-term care system.
There have been 108 deaths in the last seven days and 467 in the last 30 days.
Ontario has documented 13,099 deaths due to COVID-19 since March 2020.
Meanwhile, the number of hospitalized patients who tested positive for COVID-19 fell to 1,248 on Wednesday from 97, from 1,528 a week ago and 1,698 two weeks ago.
163 of them were in intensive care, down from 176 a week earlier.
UHN infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch said every metric used to track the course of COVID-19 is still pointing “in the right direction” in the province.
“Just about every metric is pointing in the right direction, things are getting better. We had a big wave and this wave is declining,” he told CP24. – The percentage of positive cases has started decreasing, it has been a couple of weeks now. The signs of wastewater are also decreasing for some time.”
“And what you’re starting to see now are later metrics like the actual number of people in hospital has declined.”
Of the 1,692 cases confirmed through PCR testing on Wednesday, the health ministry says 201 involved non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated people, 270 involved people with two doses of the vaccine, 1,087 in vaccines. People with three or more doses of the disease were included and 134 others had immunization status. had no idea.
Provincial laboratories processed 15,599 test samples on Wednesday, generating a positivity rate of 10.5 percent.
The positivity has dropped from a weekly average of 17.2 per cent a month ago to 11.1 per cent today.
Ontario delivered 27,019 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.
Of these, 1,168 were the first dose, 1,357 were the second dose, 2,466 were the third dose and 22,028 were the fourth dose.
The numbers used in this story are based on the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 . are found in daily epidemiological summary, The number of cases for any given city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by province, as local units report figures at different times.