Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 1,691 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

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Ontario reported 1,691 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, down from 1,794 on Saturday. The province also reported 15 additional deaths.

The new cases include 455 in Toronto, 326 in Peel Region, and 173 in York Region. The latest case count comes as Ontario eases some restrictions with less than two weeks to go before a provincewide stay-at-home order expires on June 2.

The seven-day average for cases now stands at 1,878, which is the lowest it has been since March 28.

As of 8 p.m. on Saturday, 8,065,607 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.

As Monday is a holiday, the next provincial update will be Tuesday. Despite the pause on updates, there is still a huge push for people to get vaccinated.

In Toronto, the city is encouraging residents to get vaccinated this weekend as part of its “Long Weekend Dose Drive” across its network of nine city-run clinics.

More than 22,518 people were vaccinated at city-run clinics on Friday and Saturday, the city said.

On Sunday morning, the city said there were 5,357 appointments still available on Sunday and Monday for any person 12 or older who wants to be part of its vaccination push this weekend.

“While Toronto has already surpassed 60 per cent vaccine coverage, there is a need to continue this momentum as reopening begins,” the city said in a news release on Sunday.

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