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Ontario reports 4,212 new COVID cases Wednesday

The province has now administered more than four million doses of vaccinations against COVID-19

Public Health Ontario has reported 4,212 new cases of COVID-19 today (April 21).

Today's report includes 4,204 recoveries and 32 new deaths.  

Today's deaths include two people between 40 and 59 years old, 14 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 16 people over the age of 79 years old.

The province has reported 242 new hospitalizations since yesterday, and 63 new admissions of COVID-19 patients to intensive care units.

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

  • 42,917active cases, which is down from 42,941 yesterday. This is the first time the province has reported a decrease in active cases since March 15.
  • 2,335 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 2,360 reported yesterday. 
  • There are 790 patients in intensive care units because of COVID-19 (up from 773 yesterday) and 566 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 537 reported yesterday)
  • The province reported 51,877 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 7.9 per cent positivity rate. 
  • Another 32,119 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 13.6 million tests have been completed.
  • Of the 4,212 new cases reported today, 1,249 are from Toronto, 771 cases are from Peel, 386 are from York Region, and 124 are from Simcoe-Muskoka
  • Today's new cases include 759 individuals aged 19 and under, 1,554 people between 20 and 39 years old, 1,263 people between 40 and 59 years old, 545 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 82 people aged 80 and over.


  • There were 136,695 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on April 20, up from 90,409 administered on April 19.
  • As of 6 p.m. on April 20, the province reported 4,131,882 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
  • In total, 349,396 people have been fully vaccinated.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 429,123 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 378,417 recoveries and 7,789 deaths, of which 3,912 were individuals living in long-term care facilities.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 2,858.6 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.

Ontario's average weekly incidence rate is 206.5 cases per 100,000 people, which is up 27.8 per cent from last week (April 5 to April 11). 

There is a provincial shutdown and stay-at-home order in effect until further notice. For more details on the latest regulations, visit the Ontario website here.


There are 1,144 active, lab-confirmed cases in the region, most of which are in Simcoe County.

The health unit has reported 2,357 variant cases confirmed to date, with 581 of those cases still active.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 9,558 cases of COVID-19 with 7,796 of those cases recovered and 218 cases ending in death. 

There are 46 people from Simcoe County and one person from Muskoka hospitalized with COVID-19.

The weekly incidence rate in Simcoe-Muskoka region is 128.4 cases per 100,000 people, which is an increase of 23.3 per cent over the week of April 5 to 11.