Ontario breaks COVID-19 record with more than 4,400 new cases reported

TORONTO — Ontario health officials are reporting more than 4,400 new cases of COVID-19, marking the highest number of infections ever reported in a single day since the pandemic started.

The province confirmed 4,456 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, surpassing the previous record high case total on Friday of 4,227 new infections.

Sunday’s case total is a significant increase from the 3,813 cases reported just the day before.

The province’s positivity rate also rose on Sunday. With 56,378 tests processed in the last 24 hours, the province said its COVID-19 positivity rate rose from 6.5 per cent on Saturday to 7.7 per cent on Sunday.

Health officials also reported that 21 more people have died in Ontario due to COVID-19. In total, the province has seen 7,552 deaths related to the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

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