Shomporko Desk:-Ontario reported 401 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to just over 7,000. Health officials say an additional 21 people have now died as a result of coronavirus, raising the total to 274.
The 7,049 total cases mark a 6 percent increase over the previous day, continuing a downward trend in the number of new cases over the past few days. The province says it conducted 6,844 tests over the last 24 hour period, pushing the total to over 100,000.
Premier Doug Ford announced this past week that the province is aiming to test 8,000 people per day by the coming week. The total number of resolved cases has climbed above 3,000 meaning more than 40 percent of cases in the province have been marked as resolved. However, the backlog of tests under investigation grew to just over 1,600 after the province had managed to get that number down to around 1,000.
The number of patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 is 738. Of the 261 patients in ICU, 196 of them are on a ventilator. The province says a total of 777 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus. That comprises 12 percent of all cases in Ontario despite the fact healthcare workers only make up 3 percent of the population.