Ontario reports 4,250 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, 18 new deaths

Ontario has new COVID daily high

Ontario has new COVID daily high

In the best case scenario with strong public health measures and 100,000 vaccines a day, Ontario will peak at 7,500 COVID-19 cases a day by the end of April before dropping to 2,500 by the beginning of May.

Ottawa police said they will focus on education during the first three days of the operation.

Amid a spiking third wave of infections, Ontario, Canada's most populous province, announced new public health restrictions on Friday, including closing the province's borders to domestic travellers.

"We'll be limiting access to border crossings between Ontario and the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec", he said on Friday, while announcing new restrictions that will be implemented across Ontario.

Under the extended stay-at-home order, everyone in Ontario is still requireed to remain at home except for specified purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that can not be done remotely.

"We have to trust that people are going to be honest".

British Columbia says ready to expand its vaccine effort to residents as young as 18.

"I very much recognize the significant stress and anxiety that many people are feeling given the current situation and the frustration and spiritual pain inflicted by these restrictions over the past year", said Cardinal Thomas Collins.

"I am very concerned about arbitrary stops of people by police at any time", Toronto Mayor John Tory said in a Saturday tweet.

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Randall Denley, a former Ontario Tory candidate based in Ottawa, called the moves an "odd mix of bluster, misdirection, overdue restrictions and authoritarian, punitive measures" that would simply anger people. That makes it even more critical for people to follow public-health measures, Dube said. The seven-day average for number of cases reported is 4,341. But we have to do more.

Another 3,611 people recovered from the disease, resulting in 40,694 active cases across the province.

The province reported 4,250 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, down slightly from the previous day's total (4,362). This time last week, that number was 3,370.

Prime Minister Trudeau also said discussions were ongoing about providing more health-care workers, saying mobile units were already setting up hospital beds in Toronto and Hamilton.

"From the announcement (Friday): Travellers who are coming into Ontario for work, medical care, transportation of goods and exercising Indigenous Treaty rights will be exempted".

"We will keep a constant eye on the data, on case numbers, hospital capacity and ICU admissions to determine when we can get kids back in the classrooms", Ford said at a press conference on Monday.

Health officials also recorded 34 more deaths related to the virus, the highest single-day count since February 19, when 47 people were reported as dying from coronavirus disease.

The dire predictions came after the government pleaded with other provinces to send in nurses and health workers as its hospital system was pushed to the brink.

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