Ontario reports 1,677 new coronavirus cases, 16 more deaths

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Ontario reported 1,677 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 140,181.

Sixteen deaths were also reported, raising the provincial death toll to 3,949.

“Locally, there are 456 new cases in Toronto, 356 in Peel and 143 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

“There are 1,678 more resolved cases.”

A total of 120,028 cases are considered resolved, which is 85.6 per cent of all confirmed cases.

Nearly 58,200 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 6,962,643 tests, while 51,051 remain under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 3.2 per cent, which is the same the past two days and down from last Sunday when it was 3.9 per cent.

There are 813 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 42), with 253 in intensive care (up by 16) and 142 on a ventilator (down by one).

The province notes that not all hospitals have reported patient statuses for Dec. 11 — as is often the case on weekends — possibly causing the reported number of hospitalizations to be lower than it actually is.

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Here is a breakdown of Ontario’s cases by age and gender:

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  • 68,656 people are male
  • 70,693 people are female
  • 17,570 people are 19 and under
  • 51,255 people are 20 to 39
  • 40,193 people are 40 to 59
  • 20,183 people are 60 to 79
  • 10,962 people are 80 and over

The province notes that not all cases have a reported age or gender.

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The province also notes that the number of cases publicly reported each day may not align with case counts reported by the local public health unit on a given day. Local public health units report when they were first notified of a case, which can be updated and changed as information becomes available. Data may also be pulled at different times.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 2,391 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, which is up by 10. There are currently 136 outbreaks in long-term care homes, which is an increase of eight.

There are 644 active cases among long-term care residents and 712 among staff.

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