Coronavirus Canada Update: Ontario reports 1,138 new cases of COVID-19, 204 in Peel

Coronavirus: B.C. records new daily case record with 2,046 cases
Coronavirus: B.C. records new daily case record with 2,046 cases

Ontario is reporting 1,138 new cases of COVID-19 today and 23 more deaths linked to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 339 new cases in Toronto, 204 in Peel Region and 106 in York Region.

Ontario says 1,094 cases were resolved since Wednesday’s report.

Today’s data is based on nearly 66,400 tests.

Another 19,112 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were given since the last daily update.

A total of 621,960 vaccine doses have been administered in the province.

There have been 297,311 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario since the pandemic began, 280,324 of which have been resolved and 6,916 were fatal.

Ontario was set to release new COVID-19 projections on Thursday.

Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, co-chair of Ontario’s science advisory group, is presenting the data.

Two weeks ago, Brown said projections indicated more contagious variants of COVID-19 were spreading in the province.

He said they accounted for five to 10 per cent of all cases.

Brown said strong public health measures, such as a stay-at-home order and vaccination of vulnerable groups, were important to help avoid a third wave.

Toronto, Peel Region and North Bay, Ont., remain under a stay-at-home order but the province recently loosened restrictions for all other regions.

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