COVID-19 in Ontario: new record set with more than 1,300 new cases

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TORONTO – Ontario has recorded more than 1,300 new cases of COVID-19, breaking a new record. After a record day on Saturday with 1,132 new infections, provincial health officials on Sunday recorded 1,328 new cases of coronavirus.

There were 1,003 confirmed cases on Friday, 998 on Thursday and 987 on Wednesday. Before Saturday, the last record in Ontario was set on Tuesday when 1,050 cases had been recorded.

Ontario’s seven-day average for the number of reported cases continues to climb and is now 1,063.

Sunday’s report brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in the province to 84,153, including deaths and recoveries.

Thirteen new deaths from the disease were recorded by provincial health officials on Sunday, bringing the death toll in Ontario to 3,233.

Health officials estimated that 877 more cases were resolved as of Sunday, bringing the number of patients recovered in the province to 71,815.

There are currently 9,105 active COVID-19 cases in Ontario.

Of the new cases on Sunday, 434 are in Toronto, 385 in Peel Region, 105 in York Region, 71 in Ottawa, 68 in Hamilton and 56 in Durham Region.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, nearly 37,600 COVID-19 tests were performed in the last 24-hour period on record.

This is breaking news. More details to come.

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