Public Health Ontario has reported 1,062 new cases of COVID-19 today (Feb. 28).
Today's report includes 20 new deaths.
The Feb. 28 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:
- 1,029 new recoveries
- 10,492 active cases, which is up from 10,479 yesterday
- 627 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 680 reported yesterday.
- There are 289 COVID patients in intensive care units (up from 276) and 185 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 182 yesterday)
- The province reported 49,185 tests were processed yesterday
- Another 18,318 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 11.0 million tests have been completed
Variants of concern
- The province has reported 528 lab-confirmed cases of the UK variant strain of COVID-19 (B.1.1.7).
- The province has reported 27 cases of B.1.351 (also known as the South African variant).
- The province has reported three cases of P.1, which is the variant strain that originated in Brazil.
- 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.
Vaccine update for Feb. 28:
- There were 19,167 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on Feb 27, which is down from 24,339 administered on Feb. 26.
- As of 8 p.m. on Feb. 26, the province reported 687,271 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
- In total, 262,103 people have been fully vaccinated, having received two doses of vaccine.
Public Health Ontario has confirmed 300,816 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 283,344 recoveries and 6,980 deaths, of which 3,864 were individuals living in long-term care homes.