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Ontario Reports 741 New COVID-19 Cases and 3 More Deaths


TORONTO – Ontario health officials have reported 741 more cases of COVID-19 as well as three more deaths related to the disease.

The new infections recorded on Sunday mark a slight increase from the 728 cases on Saturday.

This is the fourth day in a row that Ontario has reported more than 700 cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the province’s seven-day daily infection average to about 645.

At this time last week, the average was around 573.

With just under 29,800 COVID-19 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the health ministry says the province’s positivity rate is now around 2.6%.

According to provincial data, 350 of the 741 infections reported on Sunday were found in people not vaccinated against COVID-19. Twenty cases were in partially vaccinated people and 40 cases were found in people with unknown vaccination status.

Ontario said 331 cases were found in people who were fully vaccinated. Importantly, health experts have said that the number of COVID-19 infections identified in fully vaccinated individuals will naturally increase as more people receive their two vaccines.

There are 135 people being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units across Ontario. Due to a lack of reporting over the weekends, the province does not provide hospital immunization data on Sundays.

The total number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ontario now stands at 611,691, including 9,967 deaths and 596,259.

WHERE ARE THE CASES OF COVID-19?

The two municipalities with the most infections are Simcoe-Muskoka with 84 cases and Toronto with 80 cases.

According to the province’s epidemiological report, the other municipalities that have reported more than 30 cases of COVID-19 are Windsor-Essex (50), Ottawa (48), Sudbury and its districts (39), Algoma (46) and Southwestern ( 31).

All other public health units are reporting less than 30 new infections.

Of the cases reported on Sunday, 183 were identified in children under 12 years old and 51 cases were found in young people aged 12 to 19.

There have been 220 cases in people aged 20 to 39 and 191 cases in people aged 40 to 59.

Ninety-five infections have been detected in people over the age of 60.

Ontario officials say nearly 85.9% of eligible residents over the age of 12 received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 89% received at least one dose.

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The numbers used in this story can be found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Daily Epidemiological Summary. The number of cases for a city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, as local units report the numbers at different times.

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