On Saturday, Ontario health officials reported 1,829 new cases of the novel coronavirus. With Saturday’s report, Ontario now has a total of 327,083 lab-confirmed cases, including deaths and recoveries.
The last time Ontario had more than 1,800 new infections was on February 1, when the province had 1,969 new infections. Since the outbreak began, the province has recorded 7,223 deaths linked to the pandemic. According to health officials, the majority of the new cases reported on Saturday are concentrated in the Greater Toronto Area, 593 new cases in Toronto, 287 in Peel and 157 in York Region. The 1,553 cases reported on Thursday and 1,508 cases reported on Wednesday represent a significant increase over the previous two days. 11 more people have died in Ontario, including one resident of a long-term care facility due to Covid-19, according to the Ontario Ministry of Health.
Since the outbreak began in mid-February, the province says it has recovered 306,050 patients, with 1,261 more cases to be resolved. The seven-day average for the number of cases reported in the province is now 1,532, up from 1,337 a week ago.
In Ontario, there are at least 1,230 cases of B.1.1.7.variant. In Ontario, 297,134 people have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. In the last 24 hours, residents in the province received 60,283 doses.
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