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Ontario logs 164 new COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths

Ontario reported 164 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, as well as 80 older cases from 2020 that were included today as part of a data review by Toronto Public Health.

More than 46% of Ontario adults have had 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Most of Ontario has now been in Step 2 of the government's reopening plan for nearly a week. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Ontario reported 164 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, as well as 80 older cases from 2020 that were included today as part of a data review by Toronto Public Health.

Today's count is down from last Tuesday when the province saw 209 further cases, suggesting that the pandemic continues to largely recede week over week.

Here are some other key indicators and figures from the Ministry of Health's provincial update:

New deaths of people with COVID-19: nine, pushing the official toll to 9,224

Seven-day average of daily cases: 203

Tests completed: 15,806

Provincewide test positivity rate: 0.9 per cent

Active cases: 1,883, the fewest since early September 2020

Patients in ICU with COVID-related illnesses: 226; 161 needed a ventilator to breathe

Vaccinations: 215,719; roughly 91 per cent were second doses

Ontarians 18+ with 1 dose: 78.3 per cent

Ontarians 18+ with 2 doses: 46.3 per cent

(Note: The figures used in this story are found on the health ministry's COVID-19 dashboard or in its Daily Epidemiologic Summary.)

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