Ontario reports over 1,900 new coronavirus cases, setting record for 2nd straight day

Ontario reported 1,924 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 127,309.

It marks the largest single-day increase in cases to date in the province, beating the previous record set Saturday at 1,859.

“Locally, there are 568 new cases in Toronto, 477 in Peel and 249 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

“There are 1,574 more resolved cases.”

Read more: What will Ontario’s long-term care system look like post-pandemic?

Fifteen additional deaths were reported, bringing the provincial death toll to 3,772.

More than 59,200 additional tests were completed, which is among all-time highs. Ontario has now completed a total of 6,581,306 tests, while 47,850 remain under investigation.

The newly reported numbers are valid as of Saturday afternoon.

There are 701 people hospitalized with the virus (down by eight), with 204 in intensive care (up by two) and 109 on a ventilator (down by seven).

— More to come…

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