Ontario's new COVID-19 cases soar above 4,100 again

Apr 14 2021, 7:19 am

Ontario reported 4,156 new COVID-19 cases and 28 new deaths on Wednesday morning.

That’s the highest number of deaths reported in a single day since Feburary 26, 2021.

Case counts have been high all week, with Tuesday’s 3,670, Monday’s 4,401, Sunday’s record-breaking 4,456, Saturday’s 3,813, Friday’s 4,227, and Thursday’s 3,295.

Of the latest cases, 1,254 are in Toronto, 593 are in Peel, and 476 are in York Region.

There are currently 1,877 individuals in hospital with COVID-19 and 642 of them are in the ICU, an all-time high for Ontario.

The province has administered 3.4 million doses of vaccine so far, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.

Ontario is currently in a province-wide Stay-at-Home order to curb virus spread. Earlier this week, Premier Doug Ford announced all schools would move to remote learning after the April spring break.

Anyone age 60 and over in Ontario is currently eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. That age is lowered to 50 for hotspot residents in Toronto and Peel.

Hotspot residents age 18 to 49 can also get a vaccine if a mobile pop-up clinic gets set up in their area, and through the UHN when supplies allow.

Ontario has seen a total of 398,835 cases and 7,610 deaths since the pandemic began.

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