Ontario reports nearly 4,100 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths

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Ontario reported 4,094 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 441,404.

“Locally, there are 1,191 new cases in Toronto, 1,014 in Peel, 406 in York Region, 226 in Niagara and 199 in Durham,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

Twenty-four new deaths were also reported, bringing the provincial death toll to 7,887.

A total of 392,044 coronavirus cases are considered resolved, which is up by 4,332 and is 88.8 per cent of all confirmed cases.

More than 52,100 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 13,831,115 tests and 31,933 remain under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 7.8 per cent, which is down from Friday’s report, when it was 8.8 per cent, and up from last Saturday’s report, when it was 6.9 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 2,277 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 10), with 833 in intensive care (up by 15 and marking a record), 600 of whom are on a ventilator (up by seven).

There have been 49,860 confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, first discovered in the U.K. (up by 2,955), as well as 150 of the B.1.351 variant which was discovered in South Africa (up by 16), and 267 cases of the P.1 variant, first found in Brazil (up by 43).

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

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  • 219,161 people are male
  • 219,270 people are female
  • 67,252 people are 19 and under
  • 162,239 people are 20 to 39
  • 127,377 people are 40 to 59
  • 61,268 people are 60 to 79
  • 23,149 people are 80 and over
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The province notes that not all cases have a reported age or gender.

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.

As of Friday evening, 4,527,368 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of 126,694.

So far, 358,776 people in the province are considered to be fully vaccinated.

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