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“Public safety and the health and safety of our staff and all those in our care remain our top priority.”

The number of new cases in Ottawa and the province declined slightly on Sunday.

Ontario has reported 116 new cases of COVID-19, down from the previous two days.

Ottawa’s numbers also declined slightly, with 16 new cases – one less than what was reported on Saturday – and no new deaths. Ottawa continues to be among the municipalities in the province with the highest number of daily cases, although the number continues to decline.

York Region had the most new cases in the province on Sunday, at 20, followed by Ottawa with 16. Peel, Chatham Kent and Windsor Essex also had new double-digit case counts, with Toronto reporting only nine new cases.

On Saturday, the province reported 124 new cases and on Friday the number was higher at 134 new cases.

No new deaths were reported province-wide on Sunday, with the number of COVID-19 deaths in Ontario remaining at 2,777. More than 1,800 of those deaths have been among residents of long-term care homes duration and nursing care.

The majority of new cases in the province are in people aged 20 to 59, and nearly half of new cases are between 20 and 39 years old.

Since the start of the pandemic, Ontario has recorded a total of 39,333 cases of COVID-19, of which 35,237 are now resolved. Seventy-three people remain hospitalized, including 27 in intensive care and 12 in intensive care and on ventilators.

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