Ontario reports more than 40 COVID-19 deaths over 2-day period

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Ontario reported more than 40 COVID-19 related deaths over a period of two days despite a reduction in new positive cases.

The Ontario Health on Thursday reported that 11 died of the virus in the past 24 hours.

This comes as the Ontario Health on Wednesday reported that 33 people had over a period of 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Christine Elliott, the Minister of Health of Ontario, said the Ontario Health completed more than 31,400 tests in the past 24 hours and identified 590 positive cases.

Elliott further added that locally, there are 130 new cases in Peel, 114 in Toronto, 61 in Waterloo, 38 in Hamilton and 32 in York Region.

“590 cases today is down from 870 last week and 1,135 two weeks ago. Our seven-day average continues to decline as key public health and health system indicators trend in the right direction,” she added.

According to Elliott, the Ontario Health has so far administered 10,627,469 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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