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Ontario reports 1,747 new COVID cases Sunday

On Saturday, Ottawa Public Health reported 94 new cases of COVID-19, the highest one-day increase in cases since January 23.

The daily provincial website also reported that today's case count may be higher than expected due to a data catch-up process related to the provincial computers reporting system.

Public Health Ontario reported 83 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Sunday, compared to 68 new cases announced by Ottawa Public Health.

Algoma Public Health: There are 205 cases, two more than Saturday's report.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario now stands at 318,106, including 7,153 deaths and 298,570 recoveries.

Porcupine Health Unit: 344 cases reported.

Twenty-eight of the 68 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday involve residents between 40 and 60 years old.

In Ottawa, there were 595 active cases of COVID-19 reported Saturday.

In the Outaouais, health officials reported 48 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday for a total of 6,589.

The orange-restrict category of Ontario's COVID-19 framework includes a weekly rate of cases per 100,000 between 25 to 39.9, a percent positivity of 1.3 to 2.4 per cent, and a reproduction number of approximately 1 to 1.1.

Premier Doug Ford on Sunday said Ontario delivered 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday, adding the province has the capacity to vaccinate three times that amount.

As of yesterday at 8 pm, the province had completed 1,158,355 vaccinations, up 41,859 from the previous day. 601 people were hospitalized, with 282 in ICU.

Ottawa and communities under the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) are in the orange zone under the province's pandemic scale, with slightly more restrictive rules than the rest of eastern Ontario.

The city received a shipment of 9,360 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, March 8. That was expected to help officials identify any asymptomatic people who had COVID-19 and to better understand the extent of the outbreak, OPH said in a letter to families dated Friday. There are three known active cases.

As of Friday, five students and staff at the school were reported as testing positive for COVID-19.

Another 52 cases are considered resolved in Ottawa.

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