Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports more than 1,000 new covid cases, 11 more deaths

Coronavirus : Manitoba records 102 new COVID cases; three deaths reported Tuesday
Coronavirus : Manitoba records 102 new COVID cases; three deaths reported Tuesday

Ontario is reporting 1,058 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 294,144.

Monday’s case count is slightly lower than Sunday’s which saw 1,087 new infections. On Saturday, 1,228 new cases were recorded and 1,150 on Friday.

It is also the fifth day in a row cases are above 1,000.

According to Monday’s provincial report, 325 cases were recorded in Toronto, 215 in Peel Region, 87 in York Region, 56 in Hamilton and 51 in Ottawa.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 50 new cases in the provincial report.

Officials have included a section for confirmed variant cases and have listed 390 U.K. variant cases (B.1.1.7), nine South African variant cases (B.1.351), and one Brazilian variant case (P.1) detected so far in the province.

The death toll in the province has risen to 6,872 as 11 more deaths were reported.

Meanwhile, 276,937 Ontarians were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is 94 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 1,083 from the previous day.

There were marginally more resolved cases on Monday than new cases.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 10,335 — down from the previous day when it was 10,371, and down from last Monday at 11,825. At the peak of the coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit above 30,000.

The seven-day average has now reached 1,045, slightly up from yesterday at 1,031, but slightly down from last week at 1,051.

The government said 31,163 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 11,883 tests awaiting results. A total of 10,725,321 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.

Test positivity — the percentage of tests that come back positive — for Monday was 3.3 per cent, up from Sunday when it was 2.7 per cent, but the same as a week ago at 3.3 per cent.

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