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Ontario/Canadian-Media: Ontario has reported a rapid surge of new single-day record of 3,519 COVID-19 cases and 89 deaths, pushing the seven-day average of new daily cases to a new high of 3,141, and a test positivity rate of 6.1 percent, Ontario's health officials said.
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Of the total, 891 new cases are being reported in Toronto, 568 in Peel, 457 in York Region, 208 in Windsor-Essex County, 175 in Waterloo, and 174 in Durham, Ontario's Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted.
With 89 deaths reported today pushed the official toll to 4,856, with nearly 76 percent of all deaths in the province being residents in long-term care.
Meanwhile, the number of people in hospital with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have also reached new highs of 1,472, and those being treated in intensive are 363, with about 242 patients require the use of a ventilator, the province said.
Discussions on vaccination rollout would be held today by Trudeau and premiers.
But premiers, including Ontario’s Doug Ford, have said the real concern lies with Ottawa’s ability to get vaccines to the provinces in the days and weeks ahead.