Ontario surpasses 300K total COVID-19 cases as 1,062 new infections reported

Ontario reported 1,062 cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 300,816.

“Locally, there are 259 new cases in Toronto, 201 in Peel and 86 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

A total of 283,344 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved, which is up by 1,029.

Twenty additional deaths were also reported on Sunday, bringing the provincial death toll to 6,980.

Nearly 49,200 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 11,045,153 tests and 18,318 remain under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 2.4 per cent, which is up from Saturday’s report, when it was 2.1 per cent, and is down from last Sunday’s report when it was 2.7 per cent.

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Provincial figures showed there are 627 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 53), with 289 in intensive care (up by 13), 185 of whom are on a ventilator (up by three).

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As of 8 p.m. Saturday, 687,271 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario, which is up by 19,167.

—More to come

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