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Ontario government reports 2,864 new COVID-19 cases, 25 new deaths

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As the Ontario government marked administering more than six million COVID-19 vaccine doses across the province to date, it reported on Saturday there are 2,864 new coronavirus cases.

Saturday’s case count is lower than Friday’s, which saw 3,166 new infections reported.

It was also reported that 25 people died since Friday morning, bringing the total number of people dead to 8,261.

There are currently 1,832 patients with COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals. In total, 851 of the hospitalized patients are in intensive care units and 588 of those patients are on ventilators.

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According to the latest provincial data, 684 cases were recorded in Toronto, 803 in Peel Region, 285 in York Region, 107 in Ottawa, 125 in Durham Region and 133 in Hamilton, and 110 in London-Middlesex.

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The government advised more than 47,800 COVID-19 tests were completed on Friday.

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It was also reported 3,596 cases were deemed resolved on Friday. To date, 447,938 of the 489,087 people in Ontario who tested positive for coronavirus have had their cases classified as resolved.

The government reported 6,023,610 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across Ontario and 390,990 people have received both Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine doses. In total, 138,125 people were inoculated on Friday and approximately a million people were vaccinated over the past nine days.

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