Over 1,800 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Ontario, as well as 43 more deaths. Of the new cases reported Sunday, 726 are in Toronto, 306 are in the region of Peel and 168 are in the region of York. The count on Sunday brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 268,211 in Ontario. At present, the province has 19,216 active cases of novel coronavirus, down from 24,153 a week ago.
The test positivity rate of the province now stands at about 3.7 per cent, officials say. The Ontario death toll now stands at 6,188; 21 of the new fatalities were long-term care home residents, health officials say, and 21 were in long-term care homes. The number of patients recovered is up to 242,807; Ontario has received 339,644 doses of the vaccine, including 2,816 doses the previous day.
The vaccine requires two doses, with 68,849 total vaccinations completed as of Sunday in Ontario, officials said. Ontario has discovered the UK variant, also known as B17; 58 cases have been confirmed.