Ontario records the highest single-day number of new COVID cases

13 Avril, 2021, 20:06 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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According to a release from the province, those additional locations will start offering the AstraZeneca shot "throughout this week". The previous high of 4,229 was recorded on April 9.

To date, Ontario has seen 382,152 COVID-19 cases and 7,531 virus-related deaths. "With the increasing spread of variants of concern and case counts in the thousands each day, we encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated and protect yourself and your family". Well over half of the new cases today are coming from hot spot regions with 1,282 new cases in Toronto, 772 in Peel, 564 in York Region, 339 in Ottawa and 224 in Durham.

The ministry of health says that there are 1,822 people in hospital because of COVID-19.

People between the ages of 18-49 in three Toronto COVID-19 hotspots (M5V, M6E, M6H) can now register for vaccines through the University Health Network (UHN).

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The province has now reached a positivity rate for the virus of nearly 8 per cent, with 1,513 people in hospital.

"With Ontario's hospitals facing unprecedented critical care capacity pressures during the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, our government is taking immediate action to ensure no capacity nor resource in Ontario's hospitals goes untapped", said Christine Elliott, the Minister of Health.

The second order grants Home and Community Care Support Services organizations and Ontario Health the authority to redeploy health care workers to hospitals that are facing "significant" pressure due to COVID-19.

Premier Doug Ford announced on Monday that the province will keep all schools in Ontario closed to in-person learning indefinitely following the current school break.

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