Ontario reports record number of new coronavirus cases


Ontario reported 4,456 coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 386,608.

It marks the largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in Ontario since the pandemic began.

“Locally, there are 1,353 new cases in Toronto, 860 in Peel, 444 in York Region, 377 in Ottawa and 329 in Durham,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

Twenty-one new deaths were also reported, bringing the provincial death toll to 7,552.

A total of 346,239 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved, which is up by 2,617.

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Nearly 56,400 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 13,148,359 tests and 31,836 remain under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 7.7 per cent, which is up from Saturday’s report, when it was 6.5 per cent, and up from last Sunday’s report, when it was 6.5 per cent as well.

Provincial figures showed there are 1,513 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 11), with 605 in intensive care (up by 20 and marking a pandemic high), 382 of whom are on a ventilator (down by two).

As of Saturday evening, 3,139,743 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of 94,794.

So far, 333,150 people in the province are considered to be fully vaccinated.

More to come.

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