The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,489 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday morning, an increase from the 1,388 reported on Saturday.
The province is also reporting 1,937 newly resolved cases and 22 additional deaths.
Of the newly announced cases, 517 are in Toronto, 261 are in Peel, and 121 are in York Region.
Health Minister Christie Elliott said nearly 51,700 tests were completed and 379,184 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.
Ontario is reporting 1,489 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 51,700 tests completed. Locally, there are 517 new cases in Toronto, 261 in Peel and 121 in York Region.
As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 379,184 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) February 7, 2021
There are now 69 confirmed cases of the UK COVID-19 variant in Ontario, and the first South African variant was detected on February 1.
There is no evidence to suggest that approved vaccines will be any less effective against the newfound variants.
Last weekend, major Canadian airlines, including WestJet and Air Canada, cancelled service to Mexico and the Caribbean until the end of April.
On February 1, mandatory COVID-19 testing began at Toronto’s Pearson Airport. While international travellers await the results of their test they will need to quarantine at an approved hotel at their own expense.
A second State of Emergency was announced by Premier Doug Ford, who also issued a Stay at Home order, effective January 14. This means everyone must stay home and only go out for essential trips, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing healthcare services, exercising, or essential work.
To date, Ontario has seen 278,207 COVID-19 cases and 6,505 virus-related deaths.