The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Friday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available.
The seven-day average is at 1,108 cases daily, or 53 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 16 daily — the lowest rate since Nov. 15.
The province says 59,416 tests were completed the previous day with a positivity rate of 2.1 per cent.
There are 680 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 276 patients in intensive care. There are 182 people on ventilators.
Ontario set a new record by administering 24,339 doses of the vaccine since its last daily update, with 668,104 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night. The province says 260,972 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve received both doses.
4 a.m.: The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.
There are 861,472 confirmed cases in Canada (30,516 active, 809,041 resolved, 21,915 deaths).The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers.
There were 3,252 new cases Friday. The rate of active cases is 80.29 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 20,886 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 2,984.
There were 50 new reported deaths Friday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 339 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is 48. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.13 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 57.66 per 100,000 people.
There have been 24,205,347 tests completed.