Ajax remains Covid hotspot in Durham but numbers on the decline


There are just 23 new Covid-19 cases in Durham Region today, the lowest number since, well, yesterday when just 12 new cases were reported.

That number is the lowest since last year and reflects the general decline of the virus’s grip on Ontarians, as well as the growing number of residents who have been vaccinated.

Ajax and Pickering continue to be the hardest hit municipalities in the region.
The seven-day average for new cases of the virus in Durham is now under 35 and there has been just one death reported in the past week.

Meanwhile, vaccination numbers are on the upswing. Durham Region has so far administered 470,000 doses and 70 per cent of the adult population has now received at least one dose. Just over nine per cent of adults in Durham are now fully vaccinated.

The adult vaccination rate in Oshawa, however, is just 64.9 per cent; five points lower than most of its neighbours.

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