Ontario's new COVID-19 cases stay below 4,000 for fifth straight day

Apr 29 2021, 7:23 am

Ontario reported 3,871 new COVID-19 cases and 41 new deaths Thursday.

The province’s rolling seven-day average is coming down from a high earlier this month. This marks the fifth straight day case counts have stayed below 4,000.

Wednesday had 3,480 new cases, Tuesday had 3,265, Monday had 3,510, Sunday had 3,947, Saturday had 4,094, and Friday had 4,505.

Of the latest cases, 1,172 are in Toronto, 901 are in Peel, and 392 are in York Region.

So far, approximately 5 million doses of vaccine have been administered in Ontario, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.

Ontario’s Labour Minister Monte McNaughton revealed a proposed plan to give workers three paid sick days during the pandemic Wednesday after months of government pressure.

The plan needs approval by politicians at Queen’s Park before workers can access it.

Ontario remains under a Stay-at-Home order that’s set to expire on May 19.

The province has seen a total of 459,477 cases and 8,029 deaths since the pandemic began.

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