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Ontario's new COVID-19 cases near 950 amid data migration issue in Toronto

Last Updated Feb 11, 2021 at 10:50 am EST

A COVID-19 pop-up testing centre in North York on Jan. 3, 2021. CITYNEWS/Craig Wadman
Summary

The Ministry of Health notes that Toronto is under-reporting cases due to ongoing data migration


Provincial health officials said another 18 people have died as a result of the virus


Most of the new infections are in Peel Region (258), followed by York Region (116) and Toronto (112)


Ontario is reporting 945 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, a drop from 1,072 cases the day before.

However, the Ministry of Health notes that Toronto is under-reporting cases due to ongoing data migration.

“As part of Toronto Public Health’s (TPH) migration to CCM, TPH case counts are under-reported today, resulting in an underestimate of the daily counts,” the province said in a statement.

Provincial health officials said another 18 people have died as a result of the virus, bringing Ontario’s death toll to 6,614.

Most of the new diagnoses are in Peel Region (258), followed by York Region (116) and Toronto (112).

According to provincial data, 883 people are being treated in hospital with 299 in intensive care and 211 of those patients are on a ventilator.

The province tested 68,812 people on Wednesday and 14,717 additional doses of the vaccine were administered.

So far, there are 236 confirmed cases of the U.K. variant, three of the South Africa variant, and one of the Brazilian variant.