Province reporting 1300 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 for February 13

Ontario's daily COVID-19 new caseload fell below 1,000 Thursday but public health officials caution it's an underestimate due to ongoing data migration issues at the City of Toronto. However, the province says continued issues as Toronto Public Health migrates to a new reporting system have caused case counts to "fluctuate".

The province is also reporting 1,434 newly-resolved cases and 19 additional deaths.

The province has reported 41 new hospitalizations since yesterday, and six new admissions of COVID-19 patients to intensive care units.

There are 287 COVID patients in intensive care units (down from 295) and 203 COVID patients on ventilators (down from 204 yesterday).

Provincial health officials logged 981 new infections today, down from more than 1,300 on Saturday and almost 1,500 one week ago. The last time it was that low as October 16th.

The province has also confirmed there are now 310 COVID-19 variant cases in the province - 303 of those are related to the United Kingdom variant while six others the South African variants.

The province completed 62,012 tests yesterday.

The province has reported three cases of B.1.351 (also known as the South African variant).

At Sudbury's Health Sciences North hospital, there are seven patients confirmed with COVID-19 for today February 12, 2021.

According to Public Health Ontario, there are delays between specimen collection and the testing required to confirm a variant of concern.

A total of 442,441 doses of vaccine have been administered in the province.

As of 8:00 p.m. Saturday, 467,626 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered, Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a tweet.

Another 42 virus-related deaths were logged today, the highest single-day death toll recorded over the past 10 days.

883 people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 948 reported yesterday.