Ontario reports 2,417 new COVID-19 cases and 50 more deaths


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Ontario reported 2,417 new cases of COVID-19 and 50 more deaths on Sunday.

Today marks the seventh day in a row that the daily new case number is below 3,000.

Toronto has 785 new cases, Peel Region has 404, York Region has 215, and Niagara Region has 121.

The number of people in hospital has declined by 65 and now sits at 1,436.

The number of people in the ICU is down by three and now sits at 392, while the number of people on ventilators has increased by two and is now 301.

A total of 225,046 COVID-19 cases have been marked as resolved, a number that increased by 2,759 since Saturday.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said the province’s network of labs completed more than 48,900 tests in the past 24 hours.

As of Saturday evening, 280,573 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, Elliott said in a tweet.

Toronto marks 1 year since 1st COVID-19 case in city

It’s been exactly one year since the first known case of COVID-19 was detected in Toronto.

The 56-year-old man had arrived at Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto with what seemed to be mild pneumonia.

Because he had travelled from China and his X-rays were unusual, the decision was made to admit him.

Samples were sent by cab to the province’s public health laboratory, which had been working to come up with a reliable test.

The lab was soon able to confirm the man was infected with what was then the novel coronavirus.

Although “Patient Zero” recovered, nearly 19,000 in Canada have since died from COVID-19.

CBC News

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