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Ontario reports 2,417 new cases of COVID-19

Ontario reports 2,417 new cases of COVID-19”

Hospitals across the province have been dealing with capacity challenges for weeks, especially in areas with high transmission of COVID-19.

2,759 more cases are considered resolved, and there have been 50 more COVID-19 related deaths.

Of the cases reported today there are 318 people under 19 years old, 892 people between 20 and 39 years old, 707 people between 40 and 59 years old, 333 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 167 people over the age of 80.

Quebec reported 1,457 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the cumulative total to 253,633.

The numbers mark a slight decline from the 2,662 cases recorded a day ago.

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 2,632 new cases of COVID-19 this morning, bringing the total number of cases in the Province to 247,564.

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The province reported 48,497 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 4.2 per cent positivity rate.

Officials hope the units will help free up space for people who need intensive care. Ontario has now completed a total of 9,260,044 tests and 37,847 remain under investigation.

There are 1,298 active cases among long-term care residents and 1,142 among staff.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says that 276,146 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered throughout Ontario since inoculations began last month.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 3,322 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, which is an increase of 24. So far, 57,907 people have received both required doses. There are additional measures in place for the shutdown, all of which can be found in this provincial breakdown.

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