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Ontario's new COVID cases drop below 1,000 as data issues persist


Provincial health officials say another 1,235 people have recovered from COVID-19, resulting in 12,047 active cases of the virus in Ontario.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 282,511 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 263,044 recoveries and 6,614 deaths, of which 3,769 were individuals living in long-term care homes.

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.

To date, Ontario has seen 284,887 COVID-19 cases and 6,651 virus-related deaths.

Health Minister Christine Elliott reports 361 cases are from Toronto, 201 are from Peel, and 122 from York. Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District reported one new case, while none were reported in Renfrew County and District. There is just a single case of the Brazilian variant, which was reported in Toronto last weekend.

There will be no update provided by the province tomorrow due to the Family Day holiday.

The number hospitalized decreased by 37, to 812, while 130 are in intensive care, a drop of seven from Friday's report. Another 1,415 cases have been labelled resolved, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 264,459.

There were no new cases of the South African variant in addition to the three cases already reported.

Ministry of Health representatives say the positivity rate is at 2.2 percent.

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

Of those hospitalized, 292 are in intensive care units and 203 are breathing with the help of a ventilator.

Six more cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, which first originated in the United Kingdom, and three more cases of the B.1.351 variant, first found in South Africa, were logged by the province today.

Quebec reported 1,049 new cases on Saturday, while the province's death toll increased by 28, to 10,201.

As of 8 p.m. on February 10, the province reported 426,836 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.

More than 165,000 people have been fully vaccinated, having received two doses of vaccine, which are to be given a few weeks apart.

You can find a complete break down of the Provincial numbers online here.