COVID-19: 5 deaths in Outaouais and 2 in Ottawa

Government of Canada to assist Ontario with COVID-19 cases with innovative Mobile Health Units

SPOOttawa Public Health today reports two new outbreaks in health care facilities.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 3,322 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, which is an increase of 24.

Most of the new diagnoses are in Toronto (785), followed by Peel Region (404), and York Region (215). Of those, 225,046 have recovered and 5,803 people have died. To date, 9,260,044 tests have been completed.

The province reported 48,497 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 4.2 per cent positivity rate.

The numbers mark a slight decline from the 2,662 cases recorded a day ago.

"Let's keep it that way".

For context, the province reported 779 cases in Toronto on Friday, 897 (102 of which were attributed to a previous technical issue) on Thursday and 925 on Wednesday.

The total number of cases for the region now reaches 5,650 infections and 147 deaths.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says that 276,146 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered throughout Ontario since inoculations began last month.

The MHUs will provide additional hospital beds and facilitate the transfer of non-critical care patients out of critical care to ensure those specialized resources are available for those who need it most. We now have 1,533 COVID-19 patients in the hospital with 388 people in the ICU and 293 in the ICU on a ventilator.

Throughout its response to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has been in regular contact with provinces and territories to assess the needs of regions hardest hit by the pandemic's resurgence and to provide support that will help protect the health and safety of Canadians.

There are 57,907 total vaccinations completed (both doses).