Ontario reporting 421 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today

The announcement brings the total of COVID-19 cases in the province to 7,470, including 291 deaths and 3,357 recoveries.

20-39: 1,817 patients (24.3 per cent). Of those hospitalized, there are 261 in intensive care units and 196 patients on ventilators.

40-59: 2,521 patients (33.7 per cent). A key target group will be residents in long-term care facilities.

Ontario is reporting another six per cent increase in lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, or 421 more cases, since yesterday.

A provincial report has been said to indicate an additional case of COVID-19 within the Porcupine District Health Unit but this has yet to be confirmed. There are 203 patients in Ontario now on ventilators.

Ontario has now tested over 100,000 people for the virus, but the backlog of tests under investigation grew slightly to over 1,600.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts announced the 31st case of COVID-19 in the area on Saturday to be a Greater Sudbury woman in her 70s who recently returned from worldwide travel. This includes 380 patients who had travelled to the United States and 117 who had travelled to the United Kingdom.

Right now, 108, 230 people have been tested for the virus, with health officials conducting 5,065 tests since Sunday morning.

Last week, Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott laid out Ontario's new testing strategy, which involves targeting vulnerable groups like long-term care home residents and first responders.

There are now 1,534 cases are under investigation.

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