Public Health Ontario has reported 1,829 new cases of COVID-19 today (March 20).
Today's report includes 1,261 recoveries and 11 new deaths.
The March 20 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:
- 14,514 active cases, which is up from 13,253 yesterday
- 765 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, up from 759 reported yesterday.
- There are 302 COVID patients in intensive care units (down from 309 yesterday) and 189 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 176 yesterday)
- The province reported 52,083 tests were processed yesterday.
- Another 28,020 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 12.03 million tests have been completed.
Variants of concern (Ontario-wide)
- 1,230 lab-confirmed cases of the UK variant strain of COVID-19 (B.1.1.7).
- 47 cases of B.1.351 (also known as the South African variant).
- 35 cases of P.1, which is the variant strain that originated in Brazil.
- Another 11,902 cases have screened positive with a mutation detected, but the lineage for the variant strain not yet sequenced.
- According to Public Health Ontario, there are delays between specimen collection and the testing required to confirm a variant of concern. As such, the reports can change and can differ from past case counts publicly reported.
- There were 60,283 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on March 19, which is down from 61,146 administered on March 18.
- As of 8 p.m. on March 19, the province reported 1,480,882 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
- In total, 297,134 people have been fully vaccinated.
Public Health Ontario has confirmed 327,083 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 306,050 recoveries and 7,223 deaths, of which 3,889 were individuals living in long-term care homes.