The new figures raise Ontario’s total number of COVID cases since January 2020 to 336,070, including approximately 280 previous cases added as a result of a technical issue affecting the flow of laboratory reports into the provincial case and contact management system. The province’s death toll due to COVID is 7,280.
There are 894 COVID patients currently in Ontario hospitals, 332 of them in ICU and 212 on ventilators.
Additionally, 79,446 vaccine doses were administered in the province in the 24-hour period ending Wednesday afternoon, for a provincewide total to date of 1,755,596.
The number of Ontarians who have been fully vaccinated increased by 1,722, to 304,386.
Latest COVID-19 news in Ottawa and region
Flags at Ottawa City Hall will fly at half staff beginning Thursday as the city marks the anniversary of the first COVID-19 death of an Ottawa resident.
As part of the commemoration, Mayor Jim Watson will host an interfaith service at sunset on Thursday to honour all city residents who have died from the disease. The public is invited to watch the half-hour service live on the mayor’s Facebook page, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The first person to die of COVID in Ottawa was never identified by name, but was a 90-year-old man who developed a fever and died on March 25, five days after being admitted to hospital.
The flags will remain at half mast until sunset on Sunday.
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has reported that scammers are attempting to jump ahead in the vaccine queue by using appointment booking codes obtained from friends or social media.
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