Ontario reports 990 new coronavirus cases, 6 more deaths

Ontario reported 990 cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 306,997.

“Locally, there are 284 new cases in Toronto, 173 in Peel and 82 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

A total of 289,735 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved, which is up by 1,152.

Six new deaths were also reported on Saturday, bringing the provincial death toll to 7,052.

More than 57,800 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 11,351,768 tests and 27,796 remain under investigation.

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

Provincial figures showed there are 620 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 23), with 278 in intensive care (down by two), 181 of whom are on a ventilator (down by two).

As of 8 p.m. Friday, Ontario had administered 860,412 COVID-19 vaccine doses, which is up by a record 39,698 over 24 hours.

So far, 270,625 people are considered to be fully vaccinated.

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