Ontario reports 3,338 new COVID-19 cases and 29 more deaths

Jan 11 2021, 3:23 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 3,338 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, a decrease from Sunday’s 3,945.

Cases have been above 3,000 for over a week, with Saturday’s 3,443, Friday’s record-breaking 4,249Thursday’s 3,519, Wednesday’s 3,266, Tuesday’s 3,128, and Monday’s 3,270.

The province is also reporting 2,756 newly resolved cases and 29 new virus-related deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, 931 cases are in Toronto, 531 in Peel, 241 in York Region, 168 in Niagara and 165 in Waterloo.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said that over 46,400 tests were completed.

She added, “As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 122,105 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.”

Ontario is currently under a province-wide lockdown that will be in effect in northern Ontario for 14 days and the southern part of the province for 28 days. The restrictions will be evaluated throughout the lockdown, rather than when they are set to expire.

Over the past week, health officials confirmed that six cases of the COVID-19 UK variant has been found in Ontario. The fast-spreading virus mutation was first detected in a couple from Durham Region.

Although the new variant of the virus has been found to spread quicker, there is no evidence to suggest that approved vaccines will be any less effective against it.

To date, Ontario has seen 219,120 COVID-19 cases and 5,012 deaths.

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