Ontario reports 3,732 new COVID-19 cases and 23 more deaths

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

Ontario reported 3,732 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and 23 more deaths linked to the virus.

According to Ontario’s health ministry, 1,961 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Sunday morning.

This figure marks the first time that the number of hospitalizations have dropped below 2,000 in more than two weeks.

Of those hospitalized, 895 are in intensive care units, a slight dip from Saturday. Some 615 patients require ventilators to breathe.

Meanwhile, Ontario’s network of labs completed 45,301 test samples since the province provided its last update. The test positivity rate currently sits at 8.5 per cent. 

The new deaths reported on Sunday bring the official death toll to 8,102.

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