Ontario reports more than 3,400 new coronavirus cases, 69 deaths

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Ontario reported 3,422 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 237,786.

“Locally, there are 1,035 new cases in Toronto, 585 in Peel, 254 in Windsor-Essex County, 246 in York Region and 186 in Niagara,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

A total of 203,484 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved, which is 85.6 per cent of all confirmed cases.

Sixty-nine more deaths were also reported Sunday, bringing the provincial death toll to 5,409.

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Nearly 60,200 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 8,925,446 tests and 30,103 remain under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 5.2 per cent, which is up from Saturday’s report, when it was 4.9 per cent, and down from last Sunday’s when it was 6.2 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 1,570 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 62), with 395 in intensive care (down by two), and 293 on a ventilator (up by 12).

However, the province noted that more than 10 per cent of hospitals did not submit their daily bed census for Sunday’s report — as is often the case on weekends — likely 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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  • 116,156 people are male
  • 120,275 people are female
  • 31,106 people are 19 and under
  • 86,966 people are 20 to 39
  • 68,473 people are 40 to 59
  • 34,232 people are 60 to 79
  • 16,959 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 3,123 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, which is an increase of 11. There are currently 246 outbreaks in long-term care homes.

There are 1,622 active cases among long-term care residents and 1,313 among staff.

As of 8 p.m. Saturday, 200,097 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of 11,007 from the previous day. So far, 21,714 people have received both required doses.

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