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Ontarians 75 and older can now book COVID-19 vaccines online

Ontario reports 1,791 new COVID-19 cases, 18 new deaths related to coronavirus Hospitals Receiving More Money To Deal With Pandemic
Hannah Rogers | 23 March, 2021, 22:13

Ontario is reporting more than 1,500 new cases of COVID-19 today as virus-related hospitalizations surge in the province.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said almost 31,100 tests were completed, and 1,553,040 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

He says the reason the vaccines are being stored is because of concerns over supply running out and the province doesn't want to be forced to cancel and re-book appointments. "We need to ensure that our hospitals remain viable and are there for people long after COVID-19 has been beaten".

The rolling seven-day average increases to 1,667 cases.

This comes as the variants of concern (VOC) now make up 50 per cent of all new cases in Toronto, and the positivity rating in Ontario is at its highest level since February 1. Ontario has not seen this many COVID-19 patients in the ICU since February 8, according to information released by the Ministry of Health.

Elliott says, "Ontario hospitals have faced extraordinary challenges and our hospital workers have worked tirelessly to deliver exceptional care for patients and families across the province".

The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary.

Yesterday, the province announced plans to set aside $1.2 billion in funding to help Ontario's hospitals deal with financial hardships caused by the pandemic.

Meanwhile, a number of regions are moving to different restriction levels in the province's colour-coded pandemic framework.

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