Ontario hospitals now have 146 COVID-19 patients in intensive care

Ontario students will not have extended winter break

Ontario students will not have extended winter break

Ontario's seven-day average for number of cases reported is now 1,372, up from 1,355 one week ago.

The province will "continue to closely monitor all indicators, trends and numbers to protect the safety of our children, their families and all front-line staff in Ontario's schools".

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott and provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health David Williams are also copied on the letter.

The province says 103 of its 626 long-term care homes are experiencing an outbreak. However, cases have been identified at 670 schools in Ontario.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 rose by 14, for a total of 652.

Meanwhile, the Ontario Hospital Association says the province has hit the critical mark of 150 COVID-19 patients in its intensive care units.

"They continue to cause significant strain on our health-care system".

The provincial government announced on Friday that public health orders now in effect will remain in place for another month.

Premier Doug Ford announced the inspection blitzes in areas across the province to ensure businesses are taking step to keep employees, consumers and the public safe.

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If we look at the range of uncertainty going forward ... then the projected trend over the next four weeks is concerning". There are now about 1,200 people hospitalized with the virus throughout the county, which is 40% more than two weeks ago.

He says the new measures must be implemented because hospitals in those regions are reaching capacity.

Where are the new COVID-19 cases?

Wednesday's new case total includes 463 cases in Peel, 410 in Toronto, and 178 in York Region.

York Region has increased from 143 cases to 168, and Ottawa has more than doubled with 77 new cases. There were also 387 new infections found in people between the ages of 40 and 59, and 189 new infections in people between the ages of 60 and 79.

Almost 85,000 people have recovered from infection and 3,451 people have died.

Since the start of the pandemic in January, Ontario has conducted more than 5.8 million tests for the novel coronavirus. The test positivity rate is at 3.6 per cent, according to the province.

A further 46,609 specimens remain under investigation.

During a two-day campaign in Peel Region earlier this month, 50 provincial offences officers and six bylaw officers visited 330 retail establishments, including supermarkets, big-box stores and shopping malls.

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