Ontario adds over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario cancels elective surgeries, as COVID cases soar

Ontario cancels elective surgeries, as COVID cases soar

A new record has been set in Ontario with the province reporting 4,456 new cases of COVID-19.

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

Canada's most populous province shuttered most businesses to in-store shopping and issued a four-week stay-at-home order last week, in addition to closing restaurants for both indoor and outdoor dining as ICU occupancy increased dramatically and hospitals began cancelling elective surgeries for the second time since the pandemic began.

The province reports a test positivity rate of 9.5 per cent, up from 7.7 a day ago and 7.8 last week.

The number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations is continuing to rise in Quebec and Ontario, prompting concerns about the capacity of those province's health-care systems.

1,822 people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, up from 1,646 reported yesterday.

The report brought the cumulative total number of Covid-19 cases to 386,608, including 7,552 deaths and 346,239 recoveries, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

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Manitoba is reporting 112 new COVID-19 cases. At least 605 of these patients are being treated in ICUs and 382 are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.

Premier Doug Ford announced on Monday that the province will keep all schools in Ontario closed to in-person learning indefinitely following the current school break.

Locally, there are 1,282 new cases in Toronto, 772 in Peel, 564 in York Region, 339 in Ottawa and 224 in Durham.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says some 700 pharmacies in addition to the 700 or so already online will be administering the AstraZeneca vaccine by the end of the month.

The Edmundston Regional Hospital says seven of those patients are in its nine bed intensive care unit, with five of those patients on respirators.

Government figures show 4,456 new infections over the last 24 hours, along with 21 new virus-related deaths.

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