Ontario reports single-day increase in new COVID-19 cases, records more than 3,400 infections

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting a single-day increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases, reporting more than 3,400 new infections and 69 additional deaths.

Health officials confirmed 3,422 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections in the province to 237,786.

Despite a decrease in testing in the previous 24-hour period, Ontario confirmed nearly 400 more new infections than on Saturday when 3,056 cases were logged.

Ontario completed 60,183 tests in the previous 24-hour time period. According to the government, the test positivity rate is 5.2 per cent. 

The 69 new COVID-19-related deaths bring the total number of fatalities to 5,409.

There are 3,078 additional cases in the province that are considered resolved. 

There are 1,035 new cases in Toronto, 585 in Peel Region, 254 in Windsor-Essex County, 246 in York Region and 186 in Niagara.

Ontario’s seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is now 3,143, which is down from 3,548 last Sunday.

This is a developing news story. More information to come.

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