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Ontario reports 1,848 coronavirus cases, 43 deaths

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Ontario reported 1,848 cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 268,211.

In Toronto, 726 cases were reported, 306 in Peel Region, and 168 in York Region.

“Due to a data catch-up, Toronto Public Health is reporting approximately 300 additional cases today, resulting in an overestimate of the daily counts,” a spokesperson for the health minister noted.

A total of 242,807 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved, which is up by 2,313 and is 90.5 per cent of all confirmed cases.

Forty-three additional deaths were also reported on Sunday, bringing the provincial death toll to 6,188.

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Over 49,300 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 9,673,517 tests and 15,616 remain under investigation.

The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 3.7 per cent, which is up from Saturday’s report, when it was 3.3 per cent, and is down from last Sunday’s report when it was 4.2 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 1,159 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 114), with 356 in intensive care (up by three), 252 of whom are on a ventilator (up by 36).

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:

  • 131,206 people are male
  • 135,506 people are female
  • 35,016 people are 19 and under
  • 98,078 people are 20 to 39
  • 77,422 people are 40 to 59
  • 38,726 people are 60 to 79
  • 18,932 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 3,529 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, which is an increase of 13. There are currently 230 outbreaks in long-term care homes, 119 of which are reported to have no resident cases.

There are 900 active cases among long-term care residents and 898 among staff.

As of 8 p.m. Saturday, 339,644 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario, which is up by 2,816. So far, 68,849 people have received both required doses of either the Pfizer of Moderna vaccines.

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