178 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario as of Sunday

The number of new infections has remained below 200 for five straight days

The Ontario government reported 178 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and six more deaths.

This is the fifth consecutive day the number of new infections has remained below 200.

Health Minister Christine Elliot tweeted that 28 of Ontario’s 34 local public health units reported five or fewer cases on Sunday and 19 of them reported no new cases at all.

Provincial labs processed 28,633 tests in the past 24 hours.

The death toll from the virus in Ontario climbed by six to 2,658 since the pandemic began.

Health officials said 30,107 people have recovered from COVID-19 and 1,889 cases remain active.

The number of people in hospital being treated for the virus dropped by 38 on Sunday to 214, there are 51 patients in Intensive Care Units, which is down three from the day before, and 36 people were on ventilators.

Combined, Peel Region and Toronto accounted for 119 of the cases reported Sunday, or 67 per cent of the total.