Ontario sets new daily record with more than 4,700 COVID-19 cases

Apr 15 2021, 7:21 am

Ontario reported 4,736 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, the province’s highest daily total since the start of the pandemic.

The last record was set on Sunday, with 4,456 new cases. Infections and hospitalizations have been soaring lately, and the province’s seven-day moving average now sits at 4,208 cases per day.

Another 29 people died of the virus in the last day, bringing Ontario’s death toll to 7,639.

Of the latest cases, 1,188 are in Toronto, 983 are in Peel, and 526 are in North York.

Ontario’s ICU admissions climbed further to an all-time high Thursday, with 659 COVID-19 patients in ICU and 1,932 admitted to the hospital.

The province has administered approximately 3.5 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 is set up in their area through UHN when supplies allow.

Ontario has seen a total of 403,571 cases since the pandemic began.

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