Ontario reports 2,169 new coronavirus cases; 12 more deaths

Ontario logs 2,453 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 more deaths

Ontario is reporting over 2,100 new COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row.

The 2,453 cases logged Saturday represent an increase over Friday's total when 2,169 cases were recorded.

Health Minister Christine Elliot noted 280 of those cases are delayed reports from previous days due to a data issue.

Ontario is also reporting 17 more deaths linked to the virus.

The daily case count marks the highest single-day total in more than two months.

The seven-day rolling average of cases now stands at 1,855, up from 1,480 one week ago.

She says there are also 411 new cases in Peel Region, 263 in York Region, 156 in Hamilton, 139 in Durham Region and 115 in Ottawa.

The death toll is now at 7,292 after another 12 people died while the recovery rate is at 93 per cent.

Provincial officials say another 77,740 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered on Friday, bringing the total number of doses up to 1,916,332.

Today's data is based on almost 60,100 completed tests.

Canada's deputy chief public health officer, Dr. Howard Njoo, said Thursday that COVID-19 variants of concern continue to pose a "significant threat" until more people are vaccinated.

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