Ontario reports 5,979 new COVID-19 cases over past 2 days

Ontario reported 5,979 COVID-19 cases over the past two days, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 364,537.

On Sunday, 3,041 cases were reported and on Monday 2,938 were reported.

The province didn’t provide updated COVID-19 figures on Easter Sunday with it being a holiday.

There were 906 new cases in Toronto, 533 in Peel Region, 391 in York Region, 230 in Ottawa and 140 in Durham, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted Monday.

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The government said 83,000 tests were processed in the last 48 hours.

As of 8 p.m. Sunday, 2,545,640 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario — 121,577 more shots since Friday’s report.

Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson are the vaccines currently approved in Canada. The first three require two shots administered several weeks apart while the fourth requires only one.

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