Ontario reports 3,270 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations near 1,200

Ontario reported another 3,270 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, as the seven-day average of daily cases approaches 3,000 for the first time.

The new cases include 917 in Toronto, 581 in Peel Region, 389 in York Region, 246 in Windsor-Essex, 131 in Ottawa, 126 in Waterloo Region and 122 in Durham Region.

Combined, they push the seven-day average of daily cases to 2,982.

The number of patients in hospital with the illness jumped considerably, up 192 to 1,190. Of those, 333 are being treated in intensive care, while 194 require the use of a ventilator.

The province also recorded an additional 29 deaths of people with COVID-19, raising the official toll to 4,679.

Meanwhile, 219 long-term care homes — more than one-third of Ontario’s 626 facilities — are now facing outbreaks of COVID-19.

CBC News

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