Ontario reports under 2,700 new COVID-19 cases and 87 more deaths

Jan 22 2021, 3:25 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 2,662 new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning and 87 more virus-related deaths.

There are 3,375 resolved cases.

This is the fifth day cases are below 3,000, with Thursday’s 2,632, Wednesday’s 2,655,  Tuesday’s 1,913, and Monday’s 2,578.

Cases have been fluctuation around 3,000 with Sunday’s 3,422, Saturday’s 3,056, Friday’s 2,998, Thursday’s 3,326, Wednesday’s 2,961, and Tuesday’s 2,903.

Of the newly announced cases, 779 are in Toronto, 542 are in Peel, 228 are in York Region, 128 are in Waterloo, and 118 in Windsor-Essex County.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 71,800 tests were completed.

She added, “As of 8:00 pm yesterday, 264,985 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.”

There are now 15 cases of the UK COVID-19 variant 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.

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, the province has seen 250, 226 COVID-19 cases and 5,701 deaths.

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