Ontario's new COVID-19 cases climb above 4,000 again

Apr 21 2021, 7:20 am

Ontario reported 4,212 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, marking the sixth day this week daily case numbers have been above 4,000.

Tuesday had a low of 3,469, Monday had 4,447, Sunday had 4,250, Saturday had 4,362, Friday had a record-breaking 4,812, and Thursday had 4,736.

Locally, Toronto accounts for 1,249 of the new cases, Peel has 771, and York Region has 386.

Another 32 people died of the virus within the last day, bringing Ontario’s death toll to 7,609.

COVID-19-related ICU admissions crept to a new all-time high of 790, while overall hospital admissions dropped slightly to 2,335.

The province has now administered approximately 4.1 million vaccine doses, with a new record of 136,695 doses administered on Tuesday.

Ontario remains under a Stay-at-Home order that is scheduled to last until May 19 as infections surge during the province’s third wave.

Schools across Ontario are currently closed indefinitely due to high levels of community transmission.

Premier Doug Ford also went into isolation this week after one of his staffers tested positive for COVID-19.

Ontario has seen a total of 429,123 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

Megan DevlinMegan Devlin

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