COVID-19: Ontario is approaching a grim milestone of 600,000 cases; Ottawa reports 22 new cases

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Ontario on Sunday reported 340 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths, bringing the province’s total number of cases to 599,955.

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Toronto, with 58 new cases, was the province’s worst affected area, while Niagara reported 27 and Peel had 26.

The number of overall deaths in the province due to COVID, meanwhile, rose to 9,871.

In other health units in the area, eastern Ontario reported 16 new cases, while Kingston had 10. Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District cases increased by one, while Renfrew Countys remained unchanged.

There are currently 12,886 active cases in the province.

In a Twitter post Sunday morning, Health Minister Christine Elliott said 223 of the new cases are in people who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status, and 117 are in fully vaccinated people.

The province also reported 104 patients admitted with COVID-related conditions, although this inventory, due to many hospitals not reporting over the weekend, is incomplete. According to the PHO, 133 patients were on intensive care, 88 on respirator.

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Twenty-three of the inpatients are from Saskatchewan, all but one in intensive care.

Meanwhile, 15,740 vaccine doses were administered in the province during the 24 hours ending Saturday night, to a total province of 22,514,717. A total of 11,017,767 residents of Ontario are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 news in Ottawa

Ottawa Public Health reported 22 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the city to 30,854 since the pandemic started, while the death toll remained at 603.

There are 197 active cases in Ottawa. Of those, 11 are in the hospital with COVID, two in intensive care.

No new outbreaks were reported on Sunday, while a previous outbreak, at St. Monica Elementary School, was closed. It leaves 14 active outbreaks in Ottawa: 11 in schools or day care centers, two in health settings and one in community settings.

The city’s seven-day infection rate is meanwhile 14.5 per. 100,000 residents from Friday, while the most recently reported seven-day positivity rate, to Thursday, is 1.4 percent. The estimated seven-day reproduction rate, R

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