Ontario reports nearly 6,000 new COVID-19 cases over two-day span, 533 new cases reported in Peel

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TORONTO -- Ontario is reporting nearly 6,000 new COVID-19 cases over a two-day span.

The province logged 2,938 new cases of the novel coronavirus today and 3,041 cases on Sunday, as data sharing was paused for the Easter Sunday holiday.

Ten deaths were linked to the virus on today's report and 12 on Sunday's update from the province.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said that today (April 5), there are 906 new cases in Toronto, 533 in Peel, 391 in York Region, 230 in Ottawa and 140 in Durham.

There are 942 people hospitalized with the virus in Ontario, but the Ministry of Health notes that 10 per cent of Ontario's hospitals do not submit data on weekends.

Ontario also reports 494 patients in intensive care because of COVID-19 and 293 on a ventilator.

The province also didn't share statistics on Good Friday, but on Saturday reported there had been more than 3,000 cases of COVID-19 for two consecutive days.

Ontario says 121,577 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since the last report on Saturday, bringing the total number of inoculations so far to 2,545,640.

About 83,000 COVID-19 tests were administered since Saturday's report. 

The Canadian Press

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