Nearly 4,500 new COVID-19 infections were logged in Ontario over two days as the province sets a new record for most cases reported in a single day.
The data released Tuesday shows that 2,553 cases were logged this morning, the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic, while another 1,939 cases were logged Monday.
The province did not report new COVID-19 case numbers yesterday.
This brings Ontario’s COVID-19 case total to 175,908, including deaths and recoveries.
At least 78 deaths related to the novel coronavirus were recorded in the last 48-hour period which pushes Ontario’s COVID-19 death toll to 4,455. Thirty of those who died were residents of a long-term care home.
So far, 151,562 people who contracted COVID-19 have recovered, according to the Ministry of Health.
Tuesday’s report comes as COVID-19 vaccinations resume across the province following a pause over the holidays. Opposition critics slammed the Ford government over the scaled-back vaccination schedule questioning why only a small fraction of Ontario’s 90,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine had been administered so far.