3,215 new COVID-19 cases and 17 additional deaths in Ontario


Toronto – COVID-19 Update – For April 7, 2021, Ontario report 3,215 new COVID-19 cases, and 17 more deaths in the past twenty-four hours.

There were 1,095 new cases in Toronto, 596 in Peel, 342 in York Region, 225 in Ottawa and 187 in Durham.

The Positivity Rate in Ontario is now at 6.7 per cent.

What does that mean? The higher the percent positive is, the more concerning it is. However, one threshold for the percent positive being “too high” is 5%.

This measure refers to the percentage of conducted COVID-19 tests that were positive for COVID-19.

The World Health Organization recommended in May, 2020 that the percent positive remain below 5% for at least two weeks before governments consider reopening.