Ontario reports almost 3,700 new COVID-19 cases

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Toronto's chief medical officer of health says the city could see 2,500 new COVID-19 cases per day by the end of April, even with a stay-at-home order in effect.

New record for provincial daily cases, with 4,456 on Sunday; province reports 7 local cases as health unit ends Sunday reporting.

The province reported 42,167 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 10.3 per cent positivity rate. It is the second highest positivity rate the province has reported since the start of the pandemic.

Ontario reported 1,646 people in hospital as of today, which is an increase of 133 patients over the previous day's data.

The province reported on Sunday that 605 people were in ICU.

There were 105,382 vaccine doses administered in the province in the last 24 hour period. It is the highest number of hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic and another record-high for ICU patients.

The number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations is continuing to rise in Quebec and Ontario, prompting concerns about the capacity of those province's health-care systems.

The Edmundston Regional Hospital says seven of those patients are in its nine bed intensive care unit, with five of those patients on respirators.

There are now 16,540 cumulative cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, 140 cases of the P.1 variant first detected in Brazil and 81 cases of the B.1.351 variant first detected in South Africa.

The province reported that 333,150 people have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as of Saturday.

Government figures show 4,456 new infections over the last 24 hours, along with 21 new virus-related deaths.

The government had until Monday insisted that schools were safe to keep open, but this position was weakened when the school board in Toronto, which accounts for 247,000 students and is the largest school district in Canada, shut in-person classes until April 18 last week.

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