Ontario is reporting the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in more than three weeks.
Health officials reported 1,299 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, which is a bewitching increase from the 990 cases reported on Saturday.
It be the highest number of new infections in a single day since Feb. 13, when 1,300 new cases were logged.
Ontario moreover reported an increase in the number of COVID-19-linked fatalities in the previous 24-hour duration, with 15 deaths added.
With 46,586 assessments finished in the previous 24-hour duration, Ontario’s positivity price moreover increased to 3.1 per cent.
Health officials moreover deemed 1,105 more cases of the illness to be resolved, bringing Ontario’s number of recovered patients up to 290,840
Sunday’s case count brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Ontario to 308,296, including deaths and recoveries.
Toronto reported 329 new cases on Sunday, while Peel Space reported 192 new cases and York Space reported 116 new cases.
According to the province, there are no less than 606 patients infected with COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals as of Sunday. Of these patients, 273 are in the intensive care unit (ICU) and 179 of these 273 patients are breathing with the assist of a ventilator.
The increase in cases comes a day earlier than Toronto and Peel Space are position to pass into the grey zone of the province’s coloration-coded framework, meaning all non-mandatory retail retail outlets can reopen with strict skill limits.
Variants of disclose in Ontario
Health officials confirmed Sunday that two more cases of the U.Ok. variant, moreover customarily known as B.1.1.7, were came all over in Ontario, bringing the province’s entire count to 828.
There is now a entire of 31 confirmed cases of the South African variant, is named B.1.351.
5 new cases of the Brazilian variant, is named P.1, were recorded Sunday, pushing the province’s entire infection count at eight.
In the meantime, 890,604 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Ontario to this point, including 30,192 administered in the day previous to this.
In Ontario, 271,807 entire vaccinations were finished as of Sunday.
Ontario is reporting 1,299 cases of #COVID19 and practically about 46,600 assessments finished. Locally, there are 329 new cases in Toronto, 192 in Peel and 116 in York Space.
As of 8: 00 p.m. the day earlier than this present day, 890,604 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) March 7, 2021
The numbers worn in this story are came all over in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Day-to-day Epidemiologic Summary. The number of cases for any city or dwelling could well perchance moreover just vary a piece of from what’s reported by the province, in consequence of native units describe figures at diversified instances.