Ontario reports more than 3,300 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths

Ontario reported 3,369 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 466,733.

For comparison, last Saturday 4,094 cases were reported.

“Locally, there are 1,050 new cases in Toronto, 819 in Peel, 286 in York Region, 158 in Ottawa and 157 in Durham,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

Twenty-nine new deaths were also reported, bringing the provincial death toll to 8,079.

A total of 421,216 coronavirus cases are considered resolved, which is up by 3,964.

Just over 46,800 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 14,152,641 tests and 26,530 remain under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 7.3 per cent, which is down slightly from Friday’s report, when it was 7.4 per cent, and down from last Saturday’s report, when it was 7.8 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 2,152 people hospitalized due to virus (down by 49), with 900 in intensive care (up by 17 and marking a pandemic high), 637 of whom are on a ventilator (up by five).

As of Friday evening, 5,247,684 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of 107,700.

So far, 373,559 people in the province are considered to be fully vaccinated.

More to come.

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