Ontario surpasses 300K COVID-19 cases


Ontario today surpassed 3,00,000 case of Covid-19 till date. The province reported 1,062 new cases taking the overall infection tally to 300,816 since the pandemic was first reported.

Here are some stats:

Total reported case: 300,816


Deaths: 6,980


In ICU: 289

Toronto and Peel region remain the hotspots. Breakdown wise, the Ministry of Health reported 331 new cases in Toronto, 220 in Peel Region and 119 in York Region.

The region of Peel is preparing for a mass roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine. Phase 1 has so far covered the following groups:

Phase 1 Vaccination:

  • Residents, staff and essential caregivers in any long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes
  • Hospital patients with confirmed admission to long-term care and retirement homes or other congregate care settings.
  • Indigenous adults in northern remote and higher risk communities
  • Highest-priority health care workers, followed by very high priority health care workers

The next phase covers people 80 years and older, with limited doses and appointments opening up soon, and more to come as vaccine availability increases.

Vaccines will be available to the general public in Phase 3.