Ontario reports 1,691 new COVID cases Sunday

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There have been 3,172 cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 20 deaths.

Today's report includes 2,458 recoveries and 15 new deaths.

In the province there was a total of 129 new cases reported.

The province says it's officially administered more than eight million vaccines since the start of its immunization drive, including more than 140,000 on Saturday.

Premier Doug Ford announced Ontario's new COVID-19 reopening framework on Thursday ahead of the Stay-at-Home order's June 2 expiry date. Of the 107 reported as receiving in patient care, there are seven in North Central.

Recoveries total 43,010 and 1,776 cases are considered active.

Nationally, new COVID-19 cases continued to trend below the third-wave peaks reported in mid-April, although case counts remained high in several provinces. One death was reported Sunday.

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The impact of the public health measures will be evaluated in the coming weeks. "We still have a ways to get back down". Of those, 461,076 are resolved (92.3 per cent) and 8,374 people have died (32 more than Tuesday).

As of today there have been 837,028 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan. These cases are located in the Far North Central (Athabasca), one; Far North West, 13; Far North East, 22; North Central, one. Residents who meet at least one of these criteria will be eligible for their second dose.

As of Friday night, 426,200 people had resolved their first dose of vaccine, while 39,201 had received two doses.

Several other provinces have already expanded vaccine eligibility to those 12 and over, including Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta.

One case deemed to be an out-of-province resident has been removed from the Regina zone. There were 41 new cases in the area, along with cases in the Regina (17), central-east (18), north-central (11), northwest (seven), far northwest (seven), southwest (five), southeast (five), central-west (two), south-central (one) and far northeast (one) regions. An extra 215 administered doses are waiting for residence information.

Scientists have recently reportedly discovered a new kind of coronavirus that is believed to have originated in dogs - in what may be the eighth unique form of the bug known to cause disease in humans, Reuters reported. Of the 5,056 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 4,936 are B.1.1.1.7 (UK), 10 are B.1.351 (SA), 98 are P.1.

On Thursday the province released the updated numbers on COVID-19 cases in youth.

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