Ontario sets a single-day record for new COVID-19 cases

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There are now 1,646 people hospitalized in the province due to COVID-19 with 619 in the ICU.

The province reported a pandemic high 4,456 cases and 21 deaths on Sunday. Of those, 605 are in intensive care and 382 on ventilators.

The number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations is continuing to rise in Quebec and Ontario, prompting concerns about the capacity of those province's health-care systems.

The province reported that 333,150 people have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as of Saturday. Eligible individuals aged 55 and over in 2021 can find a participating pharmacy through the province's website and contact their local location to book an appointment.

Quebec is reporting 1,535 new COVID-19 cases today as well as five additional deaths linked to the virus.

In the last 24 hours, health officials say they confirmed 3,947 more cases of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says some 700 pharmacies in addition to the 700 or so already online will be administering the AstraZeneca vaccine by the end of the month.

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So far the hospital has transferred two patients to a hospital in Fredericton.

Toronto's chief medical officer of health says the city could see 2,500 new COVID-19 cases per day by the end of April, even with a stay-at-home order in effect.

Of the latest cases, 1,016 are in Toronto, 613 are in Peel, and 519 are in York Region.

There were 95,692 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on April 12, which is up from 74,7224 doses on April 11.

The previous new daily record stood at just over 4,200 and was reached on Friday.

The Edmundston and the Upper Madawaska region went under full lockdown as of midnight after 15 of 19 new COVID-19 cases announced in the province on Saturday were identified in the area.

There were 593 COVID-positive patients receiving critical care in Ontario ICUs as of Sunday, according to Critical Care Services Ontario.

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