Ontario reports 1,185 new coronavirus cases, 16 more deaths

Ontario reported 1,185 cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 299,754.

“Locally, there are 331 new cases in Toronto, 220 in Peel and 119 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

A total of 282,315 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved, which is up by 984.

Sixteen additional deaths were also reported on Saturday, bringing the provincial death toll to 6,960.

More than 59,400 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 10,995,968 tests and 27,989 remain under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 2.1 per cent, which is down from Friday’s report, when it was 2.3 per cent, and down from last Saturday’s report, when it was 2.2 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 680 people hospitalized with the virus (down by three), with 276 in intensive care (down by eight), 182 of whom are on a ventilator (down by 11).

As of Friday evening, 668,104 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of 24,339 from the previous day.

So far, 260,972 people in the province are considered to be fully vaccinated.

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