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Ontario reports 964 new coronavirus cases on Family Day Monday, 904 on Tuesday

WATCH ABOVE: Ontario health officials provide coronavirus pandemic update

Ontario is reporting 964 new coronavirus cases on Family Day Monday and 904 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 287,736.

The provincial government did not release Ontario COVID-19 numbers on Monday due to the holiday and released two sets of data on Tuesday.

According to Tuesday’s provincial report, 320 cases were recorded in Toronto, 154 in Peel Region, and 118 in York Region.

According to Monday’s provincial report, 251 cases were recorded in Toronto, 201 in Peel Region, 93 in York Region, and 66 in both Durham Region and Ottawa.

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All other local public health units reported fewer than 50 new cases in both Monday and Tuesday’s provincial reports.

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The province also noted for Monday and Tuesday that due to ongoing “data quality checks and remediation” from Toronto Public Health’s migration to the provincial system, case counts may fluctuate.

The death toll in the province has risen to 6,719 as 13 more deaths were reported on each day, totaling 26 deaths in two days.

Officials have included a section for confirmed variant cases and have listed 309 U.K. variant cases (B.1.1.7), nine South African variant cases (B.1.351), and one Brazilian variant case (P.1) detected so far in the province.

Meanwhile, 269,413 Ontarians were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is 93 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 2,285 from the last two days — 1,273 on Monday and 1,012 on Tuesday.

There were more resolved cases on Monday and Tuesday than new cases on those days.

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Active cases in Ontario now stand at 11,604 — down from yesterday when it was 11,825, and down from last Tuesday at 13,948.

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The seven-day average has now reached 1,035, down from yesterday at 1,051, and down from last week at 1,367 — showing a downward trend in new cases.

The government said 27,005 tests were processed in the last 24 hours and 30,355 tests for the previous 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 15,024 tests awaiting results. A total of 10,433,272 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.

Test positivity — the percentage of tests that come back positive — for Tuesday was 3.6 per cent, up from Monday when it was 3.3 per cent and the same as a week ago also at 3.3 per cent.

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Ontario reported 742 people hospitalized with COVID-19 (up by 37 from the Sunday) with 292 patients in intensive care units (unchanged) and 201 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by two).

As of 8 p.m. on Monday, the province has administered 480,377 COVID-19 vaccine doses, representing an increase of 5,053 in the last day. There are 186,934 people fully vaccinated with two doses. Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, the only vaccines currently approved in Canada, require two shots.

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

  • 141,106 people are male — an increase of 503 cases Monday, 486 cases Tuesday.
  • 145,081 people are female — an increase of 460 cases Monday, 428 cases Tuesday.
  • 37,826 people are 19 and under — an increase of 185 cases Monday, 159 cases Tuesday.
  • 105,211 people are 20 to 39 — an increase of 331 cases Monday, 159 cases Tuesday.
  • 83,226 people are 40 to 59 — an increase of 272 cases Monday, 243 cases Tuesday.
  • 41,581 people are 60 to 79 — an increase of 141 cases Monday, 110 cases Tuesday.
  • 19,831 people are 80 and over — an increase of 33 cases Monday, 38 cases Tuesday.
  • 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: 27
  • Deaths reported in ages 40 to 59: 265
  • Deaths reported in ages 60 to 79: 1,829
  • Deaths reported in ages 80 and older: 4,595
  • The province notes there may be a reporting delay for deaths and data corrections or updates can result in death records being removed.

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Ontario long-term care homes

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 3,717 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario which is an increase of three deaths. Eleven virus-related deaths in total have been reported among staff.

There are 170 current outbreaks in homes, which is unchanged from the previous day.

The ministry also indicated there are currently 269 active cases among long-term care residents and 391 active cases among staff — down by one case for both in the last day.

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