Ontario reported 4,505 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, nearly 1,000 more new cases than were discovered the previous day.
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.
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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.
As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 4,400,674 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
Today’s numbers will be available at 10:30 a.m. at https://t.co/ypmgZbVRvn.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) April 23, 2021
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.