Ontario reports more than 4,500 new COVID-19 cases

Apr 23 2021, 7:21 am

Ontario reported 4,505 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, nearly 1,000 more new cases than were discovered the previous day.

Thursday had 3,682 new infections, Wednesday had 4,212, Tuesday had 3,469, Monday had 4,447, Sunday had 4,250, and Saturday had 4,362.

Of the latest cases, 1,257 are in Toronto, 1,232 are in Peel, and 412 are in York Region.

Another 34 people died of the virus in the last day, bringing Ontario’s death toll to 7,863.

As the province rushes to get people vaccinated a total of 4.4 million doses have been administered so far, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.

Ontario remains under a Stay-at-Home order and schools are closed indefinitely to slow virus spread.

Premier Doug Ford announced Thursday that his government is working on a paid sick leave program to supplement the federal Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB). He didn’t say what the program would look like or when details would be available.

Ontario has seen a total of 437,310 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

 

Megan DevlinMegan Devlin

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