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Ontario reports 2,417 new coronavirus cases, 50 more deaths

Ontario reported 2,417 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 255,002.

“Locally, there are 785 new cases in Toronto, 404 in Peel, 215 in York Region and 121 in Niagara,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.

A total of 225,046 COVID-19 cases are considered resolved, which is up by 2,759.

Fifty additional deaths were also reported on Sunday, bringing the provincial death toll to 5,803.

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More than 48,900 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 9,308,991 tests and 23,995 remain under investigation.

The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 4.2 per cent, which is down from Saturday’s report, when it was 4.5 per cent, and down from last Sunday’s report when it was 5.2 per cent.

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Provincial figures showed there are 1,436 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 65), with 392 in intensive care (down by three), 301 of whom are on a ventilator (up by two).

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As of 8 p.m. Saturday, 280,573 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario.

— More to come.

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