Ontario reports 2,359 new coronavirus cases, 52 deaths

Ontario reported 2,359 new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 252,585.

“Locally, there are 708 new cases in Toronto, 422 in Peel, 220 in York Region, 107 in Hamilton and 101 in Ottawa,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

A total of 222,287 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved, which is up by 3,025.

Fifty-two additional deaths were also reported on Saturday, bringing the provincial death toll to 5,753.

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More than 63,400 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 9,260,044 tests and 37,847 remain under investigation.

The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 4.5 per cent, which is up from Friday’s report, when it was 3.3 per cent, and down from last Saturday’s report, when it was 4.9 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 1,501 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 11), with 395 in intensive care (up by 12), 299 of whom are on a ventilator (up by eight).

As of 8 p.m. Friday, 276,146 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario.

More to come.

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