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Ontario logs 1,038 new COVID-19 cases, 44 more deaths linked to illness

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Ontario reported another 1,038 cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of 44 more people with the illness on Thursday.

The new cases include 376 in Toronto, 142 in Peel Region and 122 in York Region.

They come as the province’s lab network completed 56,165 tests for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and logged a test positivity rate of 2.2 per cent.

Resolved cases continued to outpace new ones, with the number of confirmed, active infections provincewide falling to 10,702, the fewest since Nov. 11, 2020.

According to the Ministry of Health, there were 758 people with COVID-19 in hospitals. That’s down from a pandemic high of 1,701 on Jan. 12.

Of those currently in hospitals, 277 were being treated in intensive care and 192 required a ventilator to breathe.

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