Ontario reports 1,087 new coronavirus cases, 13 deaths

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Ontario reported 1,087 cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 293,086.

“Locally, there are 344 new cases in Toronto, 156 in Peel and 122 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

A total of 275,854 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved, which is up by 1,140 and is 94.1 per cent of all confirmed cases.

Thirteen additional deaths were also reported on Sunday, bringing the provincial death toll to 6,861.

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Nearly 48,200 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 10,694,158 tests and 17,307 remain under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 2.7 per cent, which is up from Saturday’s report, when it was 2.2 per cent, and is up from last Sunday’s report when it was 2.6 per cent.

There have been 391 confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, first discovered in the U.K., as well as nine of the B.1.351 variant which was discovered in South Africa, and one case of the P.1 variant, first found in Brazil.

Provincial figures showed there are 660 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 39), with 277 in intensive care (up by 14), 181 of whom are on a ventilator (no change).

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 — possibly 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:

  • 143,892 people are male
  • 147,654 people are female
  • 38,747 people are 19 and under
  • 107,241 people are 20 to 39
  • 84,733 people are 40 to 59
  • 42,286 people are 60 to 79
  • 20,019 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 3,734 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, which is an increase of one. There are currently 130 outbreaks in long-term care homes, 84 of which are reported to have no resident cases.

There are 126 active cases among long-term care residents and 246 among staff.

As of 8 p.m. Saturday, 556,533 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario, which is up by 16,404 over 24 hours.

So far, 235,922 people in the province have received both required doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

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