Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario sees 1,489 new COVID-19 cases and 22 more deaths today

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Ontario reported 1,489 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 more deaths on Sunday.

New positive cases include 517 in Toronto, 261 in Peel Region and 121 in York Region.

The province’s network of labs processed more than 51,600 tests in the last 24 hours. The new cases pushed Ontario’s test positivity rate to 2.8 per cent.

The 22 additional deaths reported on Sunday push Ontario’s total COVID-related death toll to 6,505.

The latest figures come a day before schools are set to reopen in some regions of the province and the government prepares to unveil plans for gradually easing restrictions on businesses.

Other public health units that saw double-digit increases in new cases were:

Waterloo Region: 54
Durham Region: 50
Ottawa: 57
Hamilton: 88
Simcoe Muskoka: 43
Niagara Region: 35
Windsor-Essex: 20
Middlesex-London: 27
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph: 18
Southwestern: 12
Chatham-Kent: 17
Halton: 61
Thunder Bay: 25

(Note: All of the figures used in this story are found on the health ministry’s COVID-19 dashboard or in its Daily Epidemiologic Summary. The number of cases for any region may differ from what is reported by the local public health unit because local units report figures at different times.)

The seven-day rolling average of new daily cases now sits at 1,428.

As of 8 p.m. Saturday, 379,184 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario, with 6,518 doses given the previous day.

There are currently 926 patients hospitalized with the virus, of which 335 are in intensive care units. Of those patients, 233 are on ventilators.

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