Ontario reports 1138 new cases of COVID-19, 204 in Peel
Ontario reports 1138 new cases of COVID-19, 204 in Peel
Vaccination Timeline In Ontario Begins March 15th.
26 February, 2021, 19:22
There have been 297,311 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario since the pandemic began, 280,324 of which have been resolved and 6,916 were fatal.
Retired general Rick Hillier, the head of the province's vaccine task force, has presented a firmer timeline for distributing the shots, noting that the schedule is dependent on vaccine supply.
Ontario, despite having the most cases of all the provinces, will open its registration to those 80 years old and over beginning March 15.
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit area added 10 cases on Thursday - three in Prescott-Russell, three in SD&G and four in Cornwall - to bring the regional total to 2,769 cases, of which 108 are active (six more than Wednesday) and 2,594 are resolved (four more than Wednesday).
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Ontario aims to vaccinate adults aged 75 and older starting April 15, and those 70 and older starting May 1.
It says targeting those residents for vaccination first could minimize deaths, illness and hospitalizations across Ontario. "I'm a little bit reluctant to do that, because it depends on the arrival of these vaccines".
Toronto, Peel Region and North Bay, Ont., remain under a stay-at-home order but the province recently loosened restrictions for all other regions. "And why is the province of Ontario so far behind", Horwath said.
Meanwhile the Ford government is being criticised for the slow rollout when compared to provinces like Alberta and Quebec.
Liberal health critic John Fraser said the government seems unprepared for the broader distribution of vaccines. "Right now, that means focusing in our top priority populations".
"The next few weeks will give us a map through the minefield but we can not afford to rush through the minefield without that map".
"We will take advantage of all of it", Hillier said. "Of course, we always keep an eye on the hospitalizations, because that's what ultimately we need to avoid severe illness and that seems to be steady".
Hastings-Prince Edward Public Health said it has administered 1,946 vaccines in its region.
You can find a complete break down of the Provincial numbers online here. The province reported 348 variant cases total, 32 of which were reported in the last 24 hours.
Second doses have also begun in some fly-in First Nations communities.
One additional death was reported and 2,057 doses of the vaccine were administered, bringing the total to 65,436.
Starting on the third week of March, Hillier said Ontarians 80 years old and older will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic closest to their home.
"They want the answers and we want them to have the answers", Elliott said.
A total of 247,042 people in Ontario have received their second dose of the vaccine and are considered fully inoculated. Officers say 27 tickets had been issued final week, majority associated to gatherings in non-public houses or outdoor.
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COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks for most people. British Columbia has recorded another 456 cases of COVID-19 and two related deaths, health officials said Wednesday.
While delays in shipments of the vaccines have meant pushing back the second dose for some, preliminary data from the B.C. Health officials have now administered 192,942 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including 36,923 secondary doses.
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