Loading articles...

Ontario's new COVID-19 cases top 3,500, another 24 deaths reported

Last Updated Apr 26, 2021 at 11:22 am EDT

A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic on May 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Ontario reported more than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row on Monday, as admissions to intensive care continued to rise across the province.

Another 24 people have died as a result of the virus, which raised the death toll to 7,935.

 

Health officials reported 3,510 new cases on Monday, a drop from 3,957 recorded the previous day. Toronto had the most cases with 1,015, followed by 909 in Peel Region, 391 in York Region, and 244 in Durham Region.

It was the lowest number of cases in under a week, however, the positivity rate increased to 10.9 per cent with just under 34,000 tests completed in the past 24 hours.

The number of patients in intensive care rose to 877 with a majority (605) of those patients on a ventilator. A total of 2,271 people have been hospitalized so far.

More than 361,000 Ontarians have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine with the addition of 69,308 doses administered on Sunday.

Just over 2,000 additional cases of a variant of concern were recorded since the previous daily update. So far, the province has 54,949 cases overall — most of them being the variant first detected in the United Kingdom.