Ontario is reporting 975 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 295,119.
Tuesday’s case count is lower than Monday’s which saw 1,058 new infections. On Sunday, 1,087 new cases were recorded and 1,228 on Saturday.
It is also the first time in the last six days that the daily case count dipped below 1,000. However, tests completed were the lowest it’s been in a couple months.
According to Tuesday’s provincial report, 343 cases were recorded in Toronto, 186 in Peel Region and 89 in York Region.
All other local public health units reported fewer than 50 new cases in the provincial report.
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Officials have included a section for confirmed variant cases and have listed 390 U.K. variant cases (B.1.1.7), nine South African variant cases (B.1.351), and one Brazilian variant case (P.1) detected so far in the province. No new variant cases were recorded since yesterday.
The death toll in the province has risen to 6,884 as 12 more deaths were reported.
Meanwhile, 277,939 Ontarians were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is 94 per cent of known cases…