On Sunday, more than 2,400 cases of COVID-19 infection were reported. It’s the fourth day in a row that the number of cases has surpassed 2,000. The total number of cases is now 343,140, with 7,327 deaths.
According to the Ministry of Health, the majority of the cases were discovered in the Toronto, Peel, and York regions. The seven-day average number of cases reported in Ontario is 2,037, up from 1,538 a week ago. Since the beginning of the year, the province claims to have given out 64,950 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. In Ontario, 102 cases of P.1.1 (also known as the U.K. variant) have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, with six more cases of the Brazilian strain reported in the last 48 hours.
According to the government, more than 18,000 swabs have tested positive for a mutation but have not yet been linked to a known variant of concern. Since December, nearly 310,000 people have received both the first and second doses of the vaccine.
News and picture source: CTV