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More than 2,000 new COVID cases from Ontario and Quebec

Ontario nears 300k cases

Ontario's COVID-19 case count is nearing the 300,000 mark.

The province reported 1,185 new infections today for a total of 299,754 since the onset of the pandemic.

Ontario also reported 16 new virus-related deaths over the past 24 hours.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says Toronto saw 331 new cases in the past 24 hours, nearby Peel Region recorded 220 and York Region logged 119.

Hospitalizations in the province declined by three to 680, with 276 patients in intensive care and 182 on a ventilator.

Meanwhile, Quebec is reporting 858 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including five deaths in the past 24 hours.

The Health Department reported 599 hospitalizations today, a drop of 21 patients. There are also seven fewer people requiring intensive care, bringing the total to 112.

Quebec administered 15,902 doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Friday for a total of 418,399.

The latest numbers come one year after the first case of COVID-19 was declared in Quebec.

The province has reported 287,003 confirmed infections and 10,385 deaths since the pandemic began.



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