Ontario reported 1,150 new cases, Toronto decision on lockdown extension today

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Ontario today reported 1,150 new cases of Covid-19 and 47 more deaths as we are going to be find out whether reopening of Toronto and other COVID-19 hotspots will be delayed as the provinces top doctor has cited concerns about where the pandemic is headed. Toronto and Peel region which are hotspots wants to stay in lockdown until the cases can be controlled. The York Region, on the other hand is asking instead to be put into the red zone, which would allow restaurants, gyms and hair salons to welcome customers again. The Provincial cabinet will be meeting today before making this decision but considering all scenarios, Toronto appeals request would be granted.

Provincial officials say over 65,300 tests were completed in the last 24 hour. A total of 217,715 people have been fully vaccinated in the province.

COVID-19 cases in Ontario

  • 290,771 Total cases
  • 273,401 Resolved
  • 6,820 Deaths
  • 689 Hospitalized
  • 269 In ICU
  • 190 In ICU on a ventilator

Meanwhile a new projection by Federal government paints a very grim picture if public health measures fail to contain COVID-19 variants. It is estimated that 20,000 new daily cases will start by the spring if the public health measures are lifted and the Virus Variants get fully active. The forecast was presented today by Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam and Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo. Dr. Theresa Tam further said. “And current community-based public health measures will be insufficient to control rapid growth and resurgence as forecast.”