Ontario reports 1,300 new cases of COVID-19, 19 associated deaths


Ontario is reporting 1,300 new cases of COVID-19 today and 19 more deaths linked to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 433 new cases in Toronto, 253 in Peel Region, and 116 in York Region.

Today’s case count represents a slight increase from tallies that have hovered closer to the 1,000 mark in recent days.

Elliott says almost 58,800 tests were completed since the last daily update.

A total of 456,947 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province.

Data shows 786 people are currently in hospital with COVID-19, with 287 of those patients in intensive care and 203 on ventilators.

The figures come a day after Ontario announced stay-at-home orders would be lifting for 27 public health units early next week as they transition back to the province’s colour-coded pandemic response framework.


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