Ontario reports more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases, 51 deaths

Ontario reported 3,056 new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 234,364.

“Locally, there are 903 new cases in Toronto, 639 in Peel, 283 in York Region, 162 in Durham and 152 in Ottawa,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

Fifty-one additional deaths were also announced, bringing the provincial death toll to 5,340.

Meanwhile, 200,406 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved.

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A total of 73,875 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed 8,865,263 tests, 50,387 of which remain under investigation.

The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 4.9 per cent, which is up from Friday, when it was 4.6 per cent, and down from last Saturday when it was 5.3 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 1,632 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 15), with 397 in intensive care (up by 10), and 281 on a ventilator (up by one).

As of 8 p.m. Friday, 189,090 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered.

More to come.

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