Ontario reports 1,076 new cases of COVID-19

Ontario is reporting less than 1,000 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday with only 122 cases in Toronto as that health region continues to deal with an ongoing data cleanup.

Elliott says today's number is once again 'under-reported'.

The experts say focusing vaccination efforts on long-term care homes has started to pay off, with a declining number of daily deaths in the facilities.

However, the number of deaths in nursing homes in the second wave of the pandemic has now drawn almost even with the number of deaths in the facilities from the first wave.

The city's public health unit has been working to merge its data system with the province's.

Sunday's figures brought the provincial test positivity rate to 2.6 per cent.

At Sudbury's Health Sciences North hospital, there are seven patients confirmed with COVID-19 for today February 12, 2021. Of those patients, 203 are on ventilators.

Another 32,143 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. There are eight additional admitted patients now being investigated for COVID-19 at this time.

The province has reported 236 lab-confirmed cases of the United Kingdom variant strain of COVID-19 (B.1.1.7).

There were no new cases of the South African variant in addition to the three cases already reported. As such, the reports can change and can differ from past case counts publicly reported.

As of 8:00 p.m. Saturday, 467,626 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered, Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a tweet.

Ontario administered 14,717 more doses of the vaccine in the previous 24-hour period, and 426,836 doses in total so far in the pandemic.

In total, 136,988 people have been fully vaccinated, having received two doses of vaccine, which are to be given a few weeks apart.

Another 42 virus-related deaths were logged today, the highest single-day death toll recorded over the past 10 days.



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