Ontario reports 4,250 new COVID-19 cases and 18 more deaths on Sunday

Ontario reported 4,250 new COVID-19 cases and 18 more deaths on Sunday, as calls from health experts for a new approach to curb the third wave continue to grow.

The latest figures include 1,392 in Toronto, 714 in Peel Region, 483 in York Region, 239 in Ottawa, and 279 in Durham, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.

Sunday’s case count is slightly lower than Saturday’s count of 4,362. Daily case counts declined this weekend from a record-high of 4,812 on Friday — which marked the third straight days of new peaks

The seven-day average now sits at 4,341, leveling off after more than a month of straight increases.

The cumulative number of deaths in the province from COVID-19 now tops 7,700.

Elliott said 3,837,881 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario as of 8 p.m. on Saturday.

More to come.

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