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Ontario reports 4,401 COVID-19 cases, another record of ICU patients

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Ontario is reporting 4,401 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 391,009.

Monday’s case count is the second highest single-day increase to date, only slightly lower than Sunday’s which saw a record breaking 4,456 new cases.

According to Monday’s provincial report, 1,282 cases were recorded in Toronto, 772 in Peel Region, 564 in York Region, 339 in Ottawa, 224 in Durham Region and 177 in Halton Region

All other local public health units reported fewer than 175 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province has risen to 7,567 as 15 more deaths were recorded.

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Meanwhile, 348,684 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 89 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 2,445 from the previous day.

Ontario reported 1,646 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 (up by 133 from the previous day) with an all-time high of 619 patients in intensive care units (up by 14) and 408 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by 26).

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 34,758 — up from the previous day when it was at 32,817, and up from April 5 when it was at 25,487. At the peak of the second wave coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit just above 30,000.

The government said 47,929 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 24,796 tests awaiting results. A total of 13,196,288 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.

Test positivity for Monday was 9.5 per cent, the highest rate since the second wave in January. That figure is up from Sunday’s at 7.7 per cent, and is up from last week when it was 7.8 per cent.

As of 8 p.m. on Sunday, the provincial government reported administering 3,214,465 total COVID-19 vaccine doses. That marks an increase of 74,722 vaccines in the last day. There are 333,419 people fully vaccinated with two doses.

Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson are the vaccines currently approved in Canada. The first three require two shots administered several weeks apart while the fourth requires only one. J & J vaccines have not yet arrived in Canada.

— More to come.

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