Ontario reports more than 3,400 new COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths


Ontario is reporting 3,436 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. The provincial total now stands at 473,901.

Monday’s case count is lower than Sunday which saw 3,732 new infections. On Saturday, 3,369 new cases were recorded.

According to Monday’s report, 985 cases were recorded in Toronto, 714 in Peel Region, 351 in York Region, 271 in Durham Region and 194 in Hamilton.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 175 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province has risen to 8,118 as 16 more deaths were recorded.

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Meanwhile, 428,786 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 90 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 3,623 from the previous day. There were more resolved cases than new cases on Monday.

Ontario reported 1,925 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 (down by 36 from the previous day) with 889 patients in intensive care units (down by six) and 611 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by four).

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 36,997 — down from the previous day when it was at 37,200, and is down from April 26 when it was at 40,586. At the peak of the second wave coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit just above 30,000.

The government said 33,179 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 15,119 tests awaiting results. A total of 14,231,121 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.

Test positivity for Monday was 9.7 per cent. That figure is up from Sunday’s at 8.5 per cent, but is down from last week when it was 10.9 per cent.

As of 8 p.m. on Sunday, a total of 5,378,249 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered. That marks an increase of 53,880 vaccines in the last day. There are 375,905 people fully vaccinated with two doses.

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