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

Ontario is reporting 1,076 new cases of COVID-19 today as the province heads into the Family Day long weekend.

The new positive cases include 209 in Peel Region, 171 in York Region and 122 in Toronto.

In the daily epidemiological summary released by the province today, it indicates that Toronto Public Health case counts "may fluctuate" following the health unit's migration.

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 1,076 new cases of COVID-19 this morning, bringing the total number of cases in the Province to 283,587.

There are now 705 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, of which 292 are in intensive care units.

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

Provincial health officials are also reporting 18 new deaths linked to the virus.

The province's positivity rate is 2.6 per cent, up from 2.3 a day ago, according to the Ministry of Health. The last time it was that low as October 16th.

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

Another 43,383 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed.

There are now confirmed cases of the UK, South African, and Brazilian COVID-19 variants in the province. To date, 10 million tests have been completed. As such, the reports can change and can differ from past case counts publicly reported.

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

883 people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 948 reported yesterday.

In total, 151,282 people have been fully vaccinated, having received two doses of vaccine, which are to be given a few weeks apart.

Ontario also reported 42 more deaths on Sunday, with 17 among long-term care home residents.

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