Ontario reports more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases, 6 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 1,023 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 301,839.

Monday’s case count is slightly lower than Sunday’s which saw 1,062 new infections. On Saturday, 1,185 new cases were recorded and 1,258 on Friday.

According to Monday’s provincial report, 280 cases were recorded in Toronto, 182 in Peel Region, 72 in Ottawa, 55 in Thunder Bay and 53 in Hamilton.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 50 new cases in the provincial report.

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The death toll in the province has risen to 6,986 as six more virus-related fatalities were reported which is the lowest daily increase in deaths since the end of October.

Meanwhile, 284,283 Ontarians were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is 94 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 939 from the previous day. There were more new cases than resolved cases on Monday.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 10,570 — up from the previous day when it was 10,492, and up from last Monday at 10,335. At the peak of the coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit above 30,000.

The government said 35,015 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 13,416 tests awaiting results. A total of 11,080,168 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.

Test positivity — the percentage of tests that come back positive — for Monday was 3.1 per cent, up from Sunday when it was 2.4 per cent, but down from a week ago when it was at 3.3 per cent.

Ontario reported 659 people hospitalized with COVID-19 (up by 32 from the previous day) with 280 patients in intensive care units (down by nine) and 175 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by 10).

As of 8 p.m. on Sunday, the province has administered 704,695 COVID-19 vaccine doses, representing an increase of 17,424 in the last day. There are 263,214 people fully vaccinated with two doses.

— More to come.

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