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

Clay Curtis
February 14, 2021

Public Health Ontario has reported 981 new cases of COVID-19 today, about 300 fewer than the previous day. Three cases have resolved since yesterday's report.

An updated local snapshot of cases in Ottawa from Ottawa Public Health is due this afternoon.

Toronto's data migration has been happening for the past two weeks.

From the high 60's right after the holidays, Thursday showed 17active cases remain in the city.

The province is also reporting that 1,415 more cases were resolved since Thursday's report.

The 42 new deaths brings the provincial total up to 6,693.

There are 208 active outbreaks at long-term care homes, 109 at retirement homes and 59 at hospitals.

To date, 3,797 long-term care home residents have died due to COVID-19 infection.

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

The rest of the province, except for three hot spots in the Greater Toronto Area, is set to have the order lifted next week when it transitions back to the colour-coded restrictions system.

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

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On Saturday, Toronto logged 433 new cases of the novel coronavirus, while Peel recorded 253 and York reported 116.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit confirmed 10 new cases, while Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington confirmed seven new cases.

Provincial health officials are also reporting nine more cases of highly-contagious COVID-19 variants of concern.

Overall, there have been 275,880 cases in the province.

To date, Ontario has identified 303 lab-confirmed cases of the United Kingdom variant, six of the South African variant and one of the P.1 variant, which first emerged in Brazil.

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

Ontario labs conducted 48,701 tests, down from more than 58,700 tests on Saturday.

Elliott says that more than 62,000 tests were completed since the last daily update.

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

Ontario administered 14,717 more doses of the vaccine in the previous 24-hour period, and 426,836 doses in total so far in the pandemic.

"Ontario is gradually transitioning public health regions into a revised and strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework", Elliott tweeted.

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