Ontario reports 11 additional COVID-19 deaths, daily cases below 1,000 Patricia D’Cunha

Ontario says 11 more people have died from COVID-19 with new cases dropping to below 1,000.

As of the latest update, 6,997 people in the province have died as a result of the virus since the pandemic began last March.

Provincial health officials reported 966 new cases on Tuesday, a drop from 1,023 cases the previous day.

The most new cases are in Toronto (253), Peel Region (223) and York Region (99).

The province said 677 people remain in hospital with 284 of them in ICU.

Provincial officials completed 30,767 tests since the previous daily update on Monday.

Another 22,326 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered, bringing the total number of vaccines given across the province to 727,021.

Ontario reported seven additional cases of variants of concern, bringing the provincial total number of cases up to 572.

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