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Ontario reports 29 new COVID-19 deaths, new cases top 3,000

Last Updated Apr 27, 2021 at 11:26 am EDT

Toronto General Hospital in Toronto is shown on April 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives

Ontario reported more than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday for the third day in a row.

The province said another 29 people have died in the province as a result of the virus. The death toll now stands at 7,964.

Ontario’s COVID-19 update on April 27.

 

Health officials said there were 3,265 new infections, a drop from 3,510 cases the day before. Toronto recorded the most cases with 1,044, followed by 673 in Peel Region, 452 in York Region, and 171 in Durham Region.

According to the latest provincial data, 875 people out of 2,336 hospitalized were currently in intensive care, and 589 of those patients have been on a ventilator.

The province reported a test positivity rate of 10.2 per cent as only 34,000 tests were completed over the past 24 hours.

An additional 94,819 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were given since the previous daily update, and so far, more than 362,000 Ontarians have been fully vaccinated.

As the virus variants continue to drive the third wave of the pandemic, the total provincial cases of a variant of concern has grown to 57,993 — a majority of the cases being the variant originally confirmed in the U.K.