Ontario reports 1,265 new coronavirus cases, 33 more deaths

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Ontario is reporting 1,265 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 279,472.

Monday’s case count is lower than Sunday’s which saw 1,484 new infections. On Saturday, 1,388 new cases were recorded and 1,670 on Friday.

According to Monday’s provincial report, 421 new cases were recorded in Toronto, 256 in Peel Region, 130 in York Region, 61 in Durham Region and 50 in Ottawa.

All other local public health units reported under 50 cases in the report.

The death toll in the province has risen to 6,538 as 33 more deaths were reported.

Read more: Premier Doug Ford set to announce plans for gradually reopening Ontario

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Officials have included a section for confirmed variant cases and have listed 219 U.K. variant (B.1.1.7) cases and one South African variant (B.1.351) detected so far in the province. Late Sunday afternoon, the first-known Brazilian COVID-19 variant case was detected by Toronto Public Health.

Meanwhile, 258,603 Ontarians were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is 92 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,700 from the previous day.

There were more resolved cases than new cases on Monday.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 14,331 — down from the previous day when it was 14,799, and down from last Monday at 19,017.

The seven-day average has now reached 1,317, down from yesterday at 1,428, and down from last week at 1,889 — showing a downward trend in new cases.

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Ontario reported 901 people hospitalized with COVID-19 (down by 25 from the previous day), with 335 patients in an intensive care unit (unchanged) and 226 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by seven).

The government said 28,303 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 10,693 tests awaiting results. A total of 10,054,325 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.

Test positivity — the percentage of tests that come back positive — for Monday was 4.4 per cent, up from Sunday when it was 2.8 per cent, but down from a week ago at 5.2 per cent.

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As of 8 p.m. Sunday, the province has administered 386,171 COVID-19 vaccine doses, an increase of 6,987 in the last day. There are 106,163 people fully vaccinated with two doses. Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, the only vaccines currently approved in Canada, require two shots.

Read more: Brazilian COVID-19 variant, believed to be more transmissible, found in Toronto

Here is a breakdown of the total cases in Ontario by gender and age:

  • 136,775 people are male — an increase of 640 cases.
  • 141,054 people are female — an increase of 598 cases.
  • 36,582 people are 19 and under — an increase of 188 cases.
  • 102,149 people are 20 to 39 — an increase of 457 cases.
  • 80,816 people are 40 to 59 — an increase of 348 cases.
  • 40,370 people are 60 to 79 — an increase of 203 cases.
  • 19,503 people are 80 and over — an increase of 68 cases.
  • The province notes that not all cases have a reported age or gender.

Here is a breakdown of the total deaths related to COVID-19 by age:

  • Deaths reported in ages 19 and under: 2
  • Deaths reported in ages 20 to 39: 26
  • Deaths reported in ages 40 to 59: 252
  • Deaths reported in ages 60 to 79: 1,772
  • Deaths reported in ages 80 and older: 4,485
  • The province notes there may be a reporting delay for deaths and data corrections or updates can result in death records being removed.

Ontario long-term care homes

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 3,669 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario which is an increase of 10 deaths. Eleven virus-related deaths in total have been reported among staff.

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There are 213 current outbreaks in homes, which is an increase of five from the previous day.

The ministry also indicated there are currently 494 active cases among long-term care residents and 686 active cases among staff — down by 27 cases and up by two cases, respectively, in the last day.

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