Ontario reports 2,380 new cases of COVID-19, including 280 from data catch-up process

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Ontario is reporting 2,380 new cases of COVID-19 today, a number the Ministry of Health says is inflated by a data processing issue.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health says that approximately 280 cases were added to today’s count because of a data catch-up process.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 1,016 new cases in Toronto.

She also says there are 294 new cases in Peel Region, 244 in York Region and 152 in Ottawa.

Today’s data is based on nearly 60,100 completed tests.

Ontario is also reporting 17 more deaths linked to the virus.

Ontario says that 79,446 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since Wednesday’s report.

A total of 1,755,596 vaccine doses have been given in the province so far.