Ontario is reporting a slight dip in the number of new COVID-19 cases after recording two days with more than 400 infections but the seven-day trend has once again increased.
Health officials reported 365 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, which is a slight dip from the 407 reported on Saturday and 401 on Friday.
Ontario reported one additional COVID-19-related death on Sunday, pushing the total number of fatalities to 2,827. According to the daily epidemiologic summary, the death reported was a health-care worker but no additional details were provided.
The number of lab-confirmed infections in the province now stands at 46,849, including 40,968 recoveries and deaths.
There are currently 63 people in the hospital being treated for the disease. Twenty of those patients are in the intensive care unit and 10 are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.
Of the new patients on Sunday, the majority are between the ages of 20 and 39, with 187 new cases reported.
There were 66 new cases in people under the age of 19. In the 40 to 59 age group, there are 87 new cases. There are 34 new cases in people above the age of 60.
Ontario broke a new testing record in the previous 24 hour period, processing more than 40,120 swabs. Sunday’s positivity rate was 0.9 percent.
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News source: CTV News