BREAKING DOWN THE NUMBERS: New COVID-19 cases below the weekly average for the third straight day
Ontario is reporting 1,210 new cases of COVID-19 today which marks the third straight day the province has been below the seven day average of daily new cases.
Peel Region has the most new cases in the province with 361 new cases, with Toronto reporting 346 new infections. York Region is also reporting 143 new cases.
The number of tests completed is the highest since Sunday with 41,800. According to the province, the percent of tests coming back positive is at 4.1%, lower than the seven day average.
28 new deaths have been reported, with 15 of those coming in long term care settings. 27 of the 28 deaths have come in people who are 60 and older.
A small indication of good news, is the number of active cases has dropped for the second straight day. That means there's now 12,628 people currently infected with COVID-19. That's a drop of more than 200 since yesterday.
The number of people in hospital is down a little to 526, but the number of people in ICU is up 19 to 146 according to the province. However, the Ontario Medical Association says we've passed 150 people in ICU, which is a critical threshold where elective surgeries would need to be cancelled.