Ontario reports more than 1,800 new coronavirus cases, 58 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 1,837 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 264,300.

Friday’s case count is lower than Thursday’s which saw 2,093 new infections. On Wednesday 1,670 new cases were recorded and 1,740 on Tuesday.

“Locally, there are 595 new cases in Toronto, 295 in Peel, and 170 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

The death toll in the province has risen to 6,072 as 58 more deaths were reported.

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Meanwhile, 237,871 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19 which is about 90 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 2,900 from the previous day.

There were more resolved cases than new cases on Friday.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 20,357 — down from the previous day when it was 21,478, and down from last Friday at 25,263.

Ontario reported 1,291 people hospitalized with COVID-19 (down by 47 from the previous day), with 360 patients in an intensive care unit (up by two) and 271 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down by five).

The government said 69,040 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 40,453 tests awaiting results. A total of 9,564,571 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.

As of 8 p.m. Thursday, the province has administered 327,455 COVID-19 vaccine doses, an increase of 10,215 in the last day. There are 61,679 people fully vaccinated with two doses. Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, the only vaccines currently approved in Canada, require two shots.

— More to come.

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