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Ontario reports 1,062 new COVID cases Sunday

Sunday's new cases are down slightly from the 1,185 reported on Saturday
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Public Health Ontario has reported 1,062 new cases of COVID-19 today (Feb. 28).

Today's report includes 20 new deaths.

The Feb. 28 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:

  • 1,029 new recoveries
  • 10,492 active cases, which is up from 10,479 yesterday
  • 627 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 680 reported yesterday. 
  • There are 289 COVID patients in intensive care units (up from 276) and 185 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 182 yesterday)
  • The province reported 49,185 tests were processed yesterday
  • Another 18,318 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 11.0 million tests have been completed

Variants of concern

  • The province has reported 528 lab-confirmed cases of the UK variant strain of COVID-19 (B.1.1.7). 
  • The province has reported 27 cases of B.1.351 (also known as the South African variant).
  • The province has reported three cases of P.1, which is the variant strain that originated in Brazil. 
  • According to Public Health Ontario, there are delays between specimen collection and the testing required to confirm a variant of concern. As such, the reports can change and can differ from past case counts publicly reported.

Vaccine update for Feb. 28:

  • There were 19,167 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on Feb 27, which is down from 24,339 administered on Feb. 26. 
  • As of 8 p.m. on Feb. 26, the province reported 687,271 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
  • In total, 262,103 people have been fully vaccinated, having received two doses of vaccine.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 300,816 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 283,344 recoveries and 6,980 deaths, of which 3,864 were individuals living in long-term care homes.

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