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Ontario reports 18 new COVID-19 deaths, daily cases top 1,000

Last Updated Feb 12, 2021 at 10:43 am EST

A worker places COVID-19 samples into storage after they've run through a machine for analysis at a LifeLabs testing facility in Toronto on May 5, 2020. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Summary

The number of people who have died from the virus in the province now sits at 6,632


Most of the new diagnoses are in Toronto (361), followed by Peel Region (210), and York Region (122)


So far, 278 COVID-19 variants have been recorded in Ontario -- 275 of those being the UK variant.


Ontario says 18 more people have died as a result of COVID-19 with new cases topping 1,000.

The number of people who have died from the virus in the province now sits at 6,632.

Provincial health officials reported 1,076 new cases on Friday, a rise from 945 the day before.

Most of the new cases are in Toronto (361), followed by Peel Region (210), and York Region (122).

According to provincial data, 763 people are hospitalized with 295 of those patients in intensive care.

The province said 62,012 tests were completed since the previous provincial update on Thursday and 442,441 doses of the vaccine have been administered overall.


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At a modelling update on Thursday, provincial health officials said the variants are spreading and are expected to increase by the end of the month.

So far, 278 COVID-19 variants have been recorded in Ontario — 275 of those being the UK variant.