Ontario Reports More Than 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases, 47 More Deaths – fr

Ontario Reports More Than 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases, 47 More Deaths – fr

TORONTO – Ontario health officials are reporting more than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 and 47 additional illness-related deaths, the highest number of deaths since mid-February.

The province confirmed 3,216 new cases of the new coronavirus on Sunday, following a one-day drop in cases on Saturday when officials recorded 2,864 new infections.

Ontario’s seven-day moving average now stands at 3,120, down from 3,587 at this point last week.

The positivity rate in the province rose slightly on Sunday. With 38,540 tests processed in the last 24 hours, the positivity rate increased from 6.8% to 7.1%.

Including the 47 additional deaths linked to COVID-19, the province has seen 8,308 people die from the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. The last time the province recorded 47 or more deaths in 24 hours was on February 19.

There are currently more than 1,640 people in the hospital due to COVID-19, as officials noted that not all hospitals submitted their data this weekend. At least 848 of these patients are in intensive care and 580 are breathing using a ventilator.

The province estimated that 3,653 more cases of the disease had been resolved as of Sunday, bringing the number of recovered patients in Ontario to 451,591.

Sunday’s report brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Ontario to 492,303, including deaths and recoveries.

Where are the cases of COVID-19 in Ontario?

Most of the newly reported cases are concentrated in sensitive areas of the Greater Toronto Area. Officials have reported 903 new cases in Toronto, 752 new cases in Peel Region and 335 new cases in York Region.

Several other regions reported new triple-digit infection totals, including Durham Region (187), Ottawa (150), Hamilton (113), Niagara Region (104) and Middlesex-London (101).

The Ontario government launched a province-wide home support order last month to curb the spread of the deadly disease. The order is expected to last until at least May 20.

Variants in Ontario

The province reported 2,010 new cases of B.1.1.7 (UK variant) in Ontario on Sunday. The total number of cases for the strain now stands at 91,624.

Officials have identified five new cases of B.1.351 (South African variant), bringing the total number of cases in the province to 400.

In addition, the province added 17 more cases of P.1 (Brazilian variant), bringing its total number of cases to 1,229.

Ontario is not currently reporting the number of cases of the B.1.617 variant, originally found in India, in the province.

Over 392,000 people fully immunized in Ontario

The province reports that 392,835 people in Ontario have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and are now considered vaccinated against the disease.

In the past 24 hours, officials said 121,075 doses of the vaccine had been given to residents of the province.

The province has said time and time again that it has the capacity to deliver approximately 150,000 vaccines per day.


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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