Ontario Reports 2,199 New Cases of Coronavirus; 30 more dead – fr

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Ontario Reports 2,199 New Cases of Coronavirus; 30 more dead – fr


Ontario reported 2,199 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, along with 30 more deaths, with the number of active cases continuing to decline by the hundreds every day.

Ontario reported 2,584 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and 2,362 cases on Friday.

The seven-day moving average of new cases now stands at 2,430, up from 2,576 yesterday.

The number of known active COVID-19 cases in Ontario fell to 26,656 on Sunday, down from its April peak of nearly 43,000 cases and 32,400 a week ago.

In the Greater Toronto Area, Toronto reported 633 new cases, Peel Region 547, Halton 74 new cases, York 172 new cases, Durham 143 new cases and Hamilton 129 new cases.

Laboratories across the province processed 33,142 samples in the past 24 hours, 9,000 less than what had been processed in the previous period, resulting in a positivity rate of at least 6.8%.

The health ministry said 775 people in intensive care were receiving treatment for COVID-19, the same as on Saturday, with 552 breaths using a ventilator, down 8 from Saturday.

Of the 30 deaths reported on Sunday, one involved a resident of the long-term care system.

Coronavirus variant B.1.1.7 continues to be the dominant strain detected in positive samples from Ontario, but the number of cases of variant P.1 continues to increase.

Laboratories found 130 more examples of the highly infectious variant P.1 first discovered in Brazil among provincial samples examined in the past 24 hours, bringing the total found from the winter to 1983.

The numbers used in this story can be found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s Daily Epidemiological Summary for COVID-19. The number of cases for a city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, as local units report the numbers at different times.

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