Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario sets daily record for vaccinations; Canada reports 3,252 new COVID-19 cases, 50 deaths

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The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Friday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available.

10:30 a.m.: Ontario is reporting another 1,185 COVID-19 cases and 16 more deaths, according to its latest report released Saturday morning.

The seven-day average is at 1,108 cases daily, or 53 weekly per 100,000. Ontario’s seven-day average for deaths is at 16 daily — the lowest rate since Nov. 15.

The province says 59,416 tests were completed the previous day with a positivity rate of 2.1 per cent.


There are 680 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, including 276 patients in intensive care. There are 182 people on ventilators.

Ontario set a new record by administering 24,339 doses of the vaccine since its last daily update, with 668,104 vaccines given in total as of 8 p.m. the previous night. The province says 260,972 people have completed their vaccinations, which means they’ve received both doses.

4 a.m.: The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.

There are 861,472 confirmed cases in Canada (30,516 active, 809,041 resolved, 21,915 deaths).The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers.

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There were 3,252 new cases Friday. The rate of active cases is 80.29 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 20,886 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 2,984.

There were 50 new reported deaths Friday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 339 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is 48. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.13 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 57.66 per 100,000 people.

There have been 24,205,347 tests completed.



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