Ontario reports 89 new COVID-19-related deaths, 2,655 more cases

Ontario reported 2,655 new cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 244,932.

“Locally, there are 925 new cases in Toronto, 473 in Peel, 226 in York Region, 179 in Windsor-Essex County and 129 in Niagara,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

A total of 212,897 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved, which is up by 3,741.

Eighty-nine more deaths were also reported Wednesday, bringing the provincial death toll to 5,568.

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Over 54,300 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 9,054,585 tests and 48,963 remain under investigation.

The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 4.9 per cent, which is down from Tuesday’s report, when it was 6.8 per cent, and down from last Wednesday’s when it was six per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 1,598 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 28), with 395 in intensive care (down by five), and 296 on a ventilator (up by four).

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, 237,918 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario.

More to come.


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