Ontario reports 981 new COVID-19 cases and 42 more deaths on Sunday


Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ontario reported 981 new cases of COVID-19 and 42 more deaths on Sunday.

The new positive cases include 209 in Peel Region, 171 in York Region and 122 in Toronto.

According to the Ontario health ministry, the province’s network of labs processed more than 48,701 additional tests. Sunday’s figures brought the provincial test positivity rate to 2.6 per cent.

There are currently 705 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, of which 292 are in intensive care units. Of those patients, 203 are on ventilators.

The 42 additional deaths reported on Saturday push Ontario’s total COVID-related death toll to 6,693.

As of 8:00 p.m. Saturday, 467,626 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered, Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a tweet.

CBC News

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