Ontario reports 287 new COVID cases as city goes for vaccination record

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Ontario is reporting 287 new cases of COVID-19 today and 12 deaths linked to the virus.

The city, meanwhile, is out to set a vaccination record at a clinic at Scotiabank Arena, home of the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 66 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 42 in Toronto and 38 in Grey Bruce.

She says there are also 26 new cases in Peel Region and 16 in the Porcupine Health Unit area.

Today’s data is based on more than 18,500 completed tests.

The Ministry of Health says 289 people are in intensive care because of the virus and 191 are on a ventilator.

Ontario says it administered 202,672 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine since Saturday’s report, for a total of more than 14 million.

Toronto Mayor John Tory received the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine Sunday morning at a mass immunization clinic where 25,000 people are set to get shots.

Toronto has administered more than 3.2 million vaccine doses since the start of the immunization campaign.

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