Ontario reports more than 3,500 new COVID-19 cases

Apr 26 2021, 7:17 am

Ontario reported 3,510 new COVID-19 cases Monday and 24 more virus-related deaths.

Monday’s case count is in line with numbers seen this week, including Sunday’s 3,947, Saturday’s 4,094, Friday’s 4,505, Wednesday’s 4,212, and Tuesday’s 3,469.

Of the latest cases, 1,105 are in Toronto, 909 are in Peel, and 391 are in York Region.

There are currently 2,271 people in Ontario’s hospitals with COVID-19, including 871 in the ICU.

Ontario has administered nearly 4.7 million doses of vaccine so far, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.

Chief Coroner Dr. Dirk Huyer said last week that more people are dying of COVID-19 outside hospitals during the third wave because their condition deteriorates so quickly.

The province is currently under a Stay-at-Home order that is set to expire on May 19. The measures are in place to reduce virus spread.

Premier Doug Ford asked the federal government to stop all non-essential travel into Canada over the weekend after variants that emerged abroad take hold in Ontario.

Peel Public Health also exercised its powers to shut down workplaces with more than five COVID-19 cases over the weekend. It ordered two Amazon fulfillment centres closed.

Ontario has seen 448,861 COVID-19 cases and 7,935 deaths to date during the pandemic.

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