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Ontario reports 73 more COVID-19-related deaths, 2,063 cases

Ontario reported 2,063 new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 266,363.

“Locally, there are 713 new cases in Toronto, 379 in Peel and 178 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

A total of 240,494 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved, which is up by 2,623.

Seventy-three additional deaths were also reported on Saturday, bringing the provincial death toll to 6,145.

Nearly 59,600 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 9,624,165 tests and 31,463 remain under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 3.3 per cent, which is the same as the last two days and is down from last Saturday’s report, when it was 4.5 per cent.

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Provincial figures showed there are 1,273 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 18), with 353 in intensive care (down by seven), 216 of whom are on a ventilator (down by 55).

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As of 8 p.m. Friday, 336,828 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario.

More to come.






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