Ontario records the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 since February
The 47 deaths reported brings the total number of people who have died from COVID-19 this week to 206 as testing continues to fall well below provincial targets
Ontario is reporting 47 deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, the highest single day total since early February.
That brings the total number of people who have died from COVID-19 this week to 206 and in the province to 8,308 since a state of emergency over the pandemic declared more than a year ago.
Of the 1,640 people in hospital with COVID-19, 848 people are in ICUs, and 580 are on ventilators.
As Ontario makes its way through a third wave of the coronavirus, the number of people being vaccinated daily has surpassed more than 120,000, but testing for the disease continues to fall well below provincial targets.
The 3,216 new cases being reported today is based on just 38,500 tests. Some 16,085 tests are still pending.
Of the 47 deaths reported, 19 are among people older than 80, 12 are people 40-59 years of age and 15 among people between 60 and 79. On case involves a person between 20 and 39 years of age.