New COVID-19 cases drop to more than seven month low of 663 cases, 10 deaths

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TORONTO — The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario dipped to lows not seen in more than seven months on Sunday as the province logged 663 new infections over the past 24 hours.

The figure, which marks a decline from the 744 reported a day earlier, also represents the lowest daily case count since Oct. 18.

It was also the second time in a week that new case counts dipped below 700 and stood as a marked departure from the April 16 single-day peak of 4,812 new infections.

The province also logged 10 new deaths linked to the virus on Sunday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 115 of the latest cases were in Toronto, 112 were in Peel Region, 33 in Durham Region and 34 in the Waterloo region.

She said there were also 59 new cases in Niagara, 47 in York Region and 40 in Ottawa.

The Ministry of Health said of the 536,082 cases since Jan. 15, 518,860 have been resolved while 8,854 people have died.

The highest number of cases, 113,492, were among those aged 20-29, however, the most deaths were among Ontarians aged 80 to 89 at 3,082.

As of Sunday, 545 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, with 510 patients in intensive care and 344 on a ventilator.

Sunday's data is based on more than 22,600 completed tests.

Ontario said 158,393 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since Saturday's report for a total of nearly 10 million shots since the launch of the provincial immunization effort.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 6, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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