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Ontario's daily COVID-19 cases top 3,800, another 21 deaths

Last Updated Apr 30, 2021 at 10:56 am EDT

Jennifer Lindsley loads several tubes of patient samples to test for COVID-19 at a hospital lab. Photo by Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS/ABACAPRESS.COM

Ontario reported fewer than 4,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday for the sixth day in a row.

Health officials reported 3,887 new infections, a slight rise from 3,871 the previous day. Toronto had the most cases with 1,331, followed by 871 in Peel Region, 267 in York Region and 208 in Durham Region.

Another 21 people died as a result of the virus, raising the death toll to 8,050.

The province recorded a positivity rate of 7.4 per cent as more than 53,000 tests were completed in the past 24 hours.

Admissions to intensive care units dropped by one to 883, but of those patients, 632 are on a ventilator — an increase from 620. The number of people being treated in hospital overall fell to 2,201.

Health officials said 112,214 additional doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered on Thursday, and more than 371,000 Ontarians have been fully vaccinated.

According to the latest modelling, over 90 per cent of COVID-19 cases in the province are caused by a variant of concern (VOC), with almost all being the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the U.K.

The province recorded another 3,191 VOC cases on Friday for a total of 66,879 cases so far.