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Ontario reports 135 new COVID cases Wednesday

Today's update includes 151 recoveries, 10 hospitalizations, and four deaths
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Public Health Ontario has reported 135 new COVID-19 cases today in the July 21 daily update.

Today's update includes 151 new recoveries and four deaths.

The deaths reported today include two people between 40 and 59 years old, one person between 60 and 79 years old, and one person over 79 years old.

Since yesterday's report, 10 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and three COVID patients have been admitted to intensive care units.

The July 21 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:

  • 1,334 active, lab-confirmed cases, down from 1,354 yesterday.
  • 139 COVID-positive people are currently hospitalized in Ontario.
  • There are 149 patients in intensive care units with COVID-related illness (of those, 33 no longer test positive for COVID-19).
  • 70 people are on ventilators due to COVID-related illness (of those, 07 no longer test positive for COVID-19).
  • The province reported 20,750 tests were processed yesterday, resulting in a 0.8 per cent positivity rate. 
  • There are 7,379 tests still awaiting processing, and the provincial labs have processed 16.3 million tests to date.
  • Of the new cases reported today, 12 are from Waterloo, 26 are from Toronto, 16 cases are from Peel, four are from Simcoe-Muskoka, five are from Grey-Bruce, and three are from York Region.
  • Today's cases include 37 individuals aged 19 and under, 47 people between 20 and 39 years old, 32 people between 40 and 59 years old, 16 people between 60 and 79 years old, and three people over 79 years old. 

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 548,609 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 537,975 recoveries and 9,300 deaths.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 3,690.8 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.

Ontario's average weekly incidence rate is 7.1 cases per 100,000 people, which is down by 11.3 per cent from last week.


  • There were 140,491 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered yesterday.
  • 18,479,003 doses of vaccine have been administered.
  • In total, 8,165,247 people have been fully vaccinated.


Yesterday, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported two new COVID-19 cases.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,336 cases of COVID-19 with 12,056 of those cases recovered and 255 cases ending in death.

There are four people from Simcoe County hospitalized with COVID-19-related illnesses, which includes one new hospitalization since Friday.

The weekly incidence rate in Simcoe-Muskoka region is 2.5 cases per 100,000 people, which is down by 24.2 per cent compared to last week. 

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