Ontario today reported 1038 new cases of COVID-19 and 44 more deaths. This is a serious issue for the Government of Ontario. The cases were dropping this week but this number has baffled the analysts. Most of the cases were reported from Toronto with the city reporting 376 cases Peel Region reported 142 cases, and the York Region reporting 122 cases. The overall death toll in Ontario is now at 6492. The new variant of COVID-19 from the UK has spread its wings, as the total infection count has reached 348. While the variant from South Africa has 10 active cases, and a new strain from Brazil has one active infection. Overall 272,146 cases have been resolved while the province currently has 758 patients who are hospitalized, while 272 patients are in the ICU and 192 patients are on ventilators with serious complications.
From previous day
- Total 289,621
- Deaths 6,773
Meanwhile Ontario’s health minister Christine Elliot said the province is carefully considering a request from Toronto and Peel to delay loosening restrictions in these communities for two weeks. Christine Elliot said the provinces top doctor will be looking at new pandemic data today that and will form recommendations on what should be done for the two top COVID-19 hotspots. The medical officers of health for Toronto and Peale wrote to Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of health, saying lifting a stay at home water and other restrictions next week as province plans to do would lead to more illness and death.
Further as per new timeline by the federal government on Covid-19 Vaccination, at least 14.5 million Canadians will be able to be immunized by the end of June with the approved Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna shots.