Tuesday, 21 September, 2021


Ontario reports record number of new COVID-19 cases

Ontario cancels elective surgeries, as COVID cases soar Ontario reports record COVID-19 positivity rate, hospitalizations hit pandemic high
Melba Vasquez | 13 April, 2021, 20:35

This is the highest positivity rate to date.

As of Sunday morning, Canada reported a cumulative total of 1,058,530 cases, including 23,313 deaths and 962,549 recoveries, according to CTV.

The person who died was in their 60s and was in the Central East zone.

The move comes as Vancouver Coastal Health works to limit the spread of the virus in the ski resort community.

People between the ages of 18-49 in three Toronto COVID-19 hotspots (M5V, M6E, M6H) can now register for vaccines through the University Health Network (UHN). The highest single-day number reached during the first wave was 640 cases.

The new cases include five in the Edmundston region, where large parts are under a full lockdown as of today.

Manitoba is reporting 112 new COVID-19 cases.

New record for provincial daily cases, with 4,456 on Sunday; province reports 7 local cases as health unit ends Sunday reporting.

Manitoba's daily COVID-19 update says the five-day test positivity rate is now 5.9 per cent provincially and 5.7 per cent in Winnipeg.

The number of B.1.351 (South African variant) infections is unchanged at 81.

The province has reported 124 new hospitalizations since yesterday, and 26 new admissions of COVID-19 patients to intensive care units.

Of the more than 387,000 COVID cases reported in the province so far, more than 40,000 are now variants of concern and their mutations.

Ontario is doubling the number of pharmacies involved in the provincial vaccine effort.

It says the expansion will help vaccinate those 55 or older, who are now the only ones cleared to receive the AstraZeneca shot.

There were 105,382 vaccine doses administered in the province in the last 24 hour period.

The province also says two shipments of the Moderna vaccine scheduled to arrive in April have each been delayed by a week.

A hospital at the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak in northwestern New Brunswick says it is now treating 13 patients with the infection.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said Friday that could increase intensive-care unit capacity in Ontario by up to 1,000 patient beds.

The entire province is now under a month-long stay-at-home order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

The Ontario government expects more than 700 additional pharmacies will begin delivering COVID-19 vaccinations within the next week. There were 74,722 vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hour period.

The 3,670 new cases logged Tuesday are down from the 4,401 reported a day earlier.

Well over half of the new cases today are coming from hot spot regions with 1,282 new cases in Toronto, 772 in Peel, 564 in York Region, 339 in Ottawa and 224 in Durham.

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