Ontario reports 4,250 new COVID-19 cases, 18 more deaths

Ontario reported 4,250 coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 416,995.

Eighteen new deaths were also reported, bringing the provincial death toll to 7,716.

A total of 367,691 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved, which is up by 3,338.

Nearly 53,800 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 13,533,157 tests and 28,651 remain under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 9.2 per cent, which is up from Saturday’s report, when it was 6.9 per cent, and up from last Sunday’s report, when it was 7.7 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 2,107 people hospitalized with the virus (up by 42 and marking a record), with 741 in intensive care (up by 15), 506 of whom are on a ventilator (up by five).

As of Saturday evening, 3,837,881 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of 86,565. That’s a drop compared to recent days, when the number of doses administered surpassed 100,000 each day.

So far, 345,310 people in the province are considered to be fully vaccinated.

More to come.

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