Ontario reports more than 2,000 coronavirus cases for 4th straight day

Ontario reported 2,448 cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 343,140.

This marks the fourth day in a row that the province has reported more than 2,000 cases. On Saturday, 2,453 cases were reported, which was the largest single-day increase in more than two months.

“Locally, there are 780 new cases in Toronto, 356 in Peel, 278 in York Region, 219 in Durham and 150 in Ottawa,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

A total of 317,408 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved, which is up by 1,543.

Nineteen new deaths were also reported on Sunday, bringing the provincial death toll to 7,327.

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More than 50,200 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 12,423,100 tests and 25,452 are under investigation.

The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 4.5 per cent, which is the same as Saturday’s report, and is up from last Sunday’s report when it was 3.7 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 917 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 68), with 366 in intensive care (up by one), 217 of whom are on a ventilator (up by 25).

As of 8 p.m. Saturday, 1,981,282 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of 64,950 over 24 hours.

So far, 309,285 people in the province are considered to be fully vaccinated.

— More to come.

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