Ontario reports 87 new COVID-19-related deaths, 2,662 more cases

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Ontario reported 2,662 new cases of the novel coronavirus Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 250,226.

“Locally, there are 779 new cases in Toronto, 542 in Peel, 228 in York Region, 128 in Waterloo and 118 in Windsor-Essex County,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

A total of 219,262 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved, which is up by 3,375 and is 87.6 per cent of known cases.

Eighty-seven more deaths were also reported Friday, bringing the provincial death toll to 5,701.

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Over 71,700 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 9,196,591 tests and 41,819 remain under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 3.3 per cent, which is the lowest that figure has been since Dec. 13, when it was 3.2 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 1,512 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 21), with 383 in intensive care (down by five), 291 of whom are on a ventilator (down by two).

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

  • 122,345 people are male
  • 126,462 people are female
  • 32,685 people are 19 and under
  • 91,573 people are 20 to 39
  • 72,164 people are 40 to 59
  • 36,018 people are 60 to 79
  • 17,740 people are 80 and over

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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 3,298 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, which is an increase of 42. There are currently 244 outbreaks in long-term care homes, 134 of which are reported to have no resident cases.

There are 1,346 active cases among long-term care residents and 1,130 among staff.

As of 8 p.m. Thursday, 264,985 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario, which is up by 11,168. So far, 49,292 people have received both required doses.

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