Ontario reports over 3,800 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Apr 10 2021, 7:34 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 3,813 new COVID-19 cases and 19 additional virus-related deaths on Saturday morning.

Today’s cases are lower than Friday’s 4,227, but higher than Thursday’s 3,295, Wednesday’s 3,251, Tuesday’s 3,065, Monday’s 2,938, and Sunday’ 3,041.

Of the newly announced cases, 973 are in Toronto, 669 are in Peel, 442 are in York Region, 289 are in Ottawa, and 281 are in Durham.

There are currently 1,524 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, including 585 who are in the ICU – the highest the province has seen since the the start of the pandemic.

Due to soaring admissions, Ontario’s hospitals were told to “ramp down” on elective and non-emergency surgeries in order to preserve critical care and human resource capacity.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 61,400 tests were completed, and 3,044,949 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.

Toronto has expanded vaccine eligibility at its city-run clinics to people as young as 50 that  live in certain hotspot neighbourhoods.

Outside of those identified postal codes, those who are 60 and above are eligible to book a vaccination appointment at the city’s clinics.

As well, people who are aged 55 and over can book an appointment to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at designated pharmacies.

Ontario is currently under a province-wide Stay-at-Home. The measure went into effect on April 8 and will be in place for at least four weeks.

Premier Doug Ford has said he hopes to have 40% of adults across the province vaccinated by the  time the order ends.

To date, Ontario has seen 382,152 COVID-19 cases and 7,531 virus-related deaths.

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