Ontario reported 1,571 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the seven-day average in the province to 1,676 — a high not seen since early February.
Meanwhile, a new record has been set in the province for the number of daily vaccine doses administered, with 72,451 shots completed the previous day. A total of 1,676,150 injections have now been pushed out since Ontario started its vaccination campaign.
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In terms of active COVID-19 cases per 100,000, the hardest hit regions of the province are currently Peel (225), Thunder Bay (201), and Toronto (177).
Public Health Ontario reported 89 new confirmed cases in Ottawa in the last day, 20 in Eastern Ontario, 20 in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark, six in Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington, two in Renfrew County and District, and one in Hastings Prince Edward.
Ten more COVID-19 deaths were recorded across the province, bringing the cumulative number of lives lost to 7,263, while the number of people hospitalized with the disease (893) and in ICU (333) continued to climb.
Variants of concern have also been identified in 43 more confirmed cases — 10 linked to the P.1 (Brazil) variant, three to the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant, and 30 to the B.1.1.7 (UK) variant.
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