Ontario reports nearly 1,300 new coronavirus cases, 15 more deaths


Ontario reported 1,299 cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 308,296.

A total of 290,840 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved, which is up by 1,105.

Fifteen additional deaths were also reported on Sunday, bringing the provincial death toll to 7,067.

Nearly 46,600 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 11,398,354 tests and 20,057 remain under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 3.1 per cent, which is up from Saturday’s report, when it was 2.3 per cent, and is up from last Sunday’s report when it was 2.4 per cent.

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Provincial figures showed there are 606 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 14), with 273 in intensive care (down by five), 179 of whom are on a ventilator (down by two).

As of 8 p.m. Saturday, 890,604 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of 30,192 over 24 hours. So far, 271,807 people in the province are considered to be fully vaccinated.

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