Ontario reports 42 additional COVID-19 deaths, fewer than 1,000 cases Sunday

In new COVID-19 projections issued today, they say public health measures have cut COVID-19 case counts, hospitalizations and positivity rates across the province.

Of the newly announced cases, 433 are in Toronto, 253 are in Peel, and 116 are in York Region.

However, the data continues to be impacted by data migration from Toronto Public Health.

Today's report also includes 19 new deaths.

Across the province 763 people are in hospital, up 120 from yesterday, and 4 fewer people are in the ICU.

There are 287 COVID patients in intensive care units (down from 295) and 203 COVID patients on ventilators (down from 204 yesterday).

The 42 new deaths brings the provincial total up to 6,693. The last time it was that low as October 16th. Seventeen long-term care residents are among the deaths confirmed today.

Another 32,143 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 10 million tests have been completed.

The Province has confirmed 41 new cases of the COVID-19 variant that originated in the United Kingdom bringing the total to 275. There is just a single case of the Brazilian variant, which was reported in Toronto last weekend. There are eight additional admitted patients now being investigated for COVID-19 at this time.

According to Public Health Ontario, there are delays between specimen collection and the testing required to confirm a variant of concern. According to the HSN daily update web page, two of those patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). For many days throughout the past week the province said the daily case counts were an "underestimate" due to under-reporting from TPH.

Elliott said almost 58,800 tests were completed and 456,947 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

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.

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