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Ontario reports 24 new COVID-19 deaths, daily cases drop below 3,000

Last Updated Jan 18, 2021 at 12:39 pm EST

A man walks into the main entrance to St Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto on Oct. 19, 2020. THECANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn THECANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Summary

Fourteen of the new deaths were residents in long-term care homes


The total number of people who have now died from the virus across the province sits at 5,433


Provincial health officials reported 2,578 new diagnoses on Monday, a drop from 3,422 cases the day before


Ontario says 24 more people have died from COVID-19, as new cases drop to below 3,000.

Fourteen of the new deaths were residents in long-term care homes, bringing that total to 3,212. The number of people who have now died from the virus across the province sits at 5,433.

Provincial health officials reported 2,578 new diagnoses on Monday, a drop from 3,422 cases the day before.

Most of the new cases are in Toronto (815), Peel Region (705), York Region (151), Niagara (151), and Hamilton (121).


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The province said 40,301 tests were completed in the previous day, but there remains a backlog of 18,481.

Health officials said 1,571 people are hospitalized with 394 in ICU and 303 on a ventilator.

As of Sunday evening, another 9,691 doses of the vaccine were administered, bringing the total doses administered to 209,788.