Ontario reports under 2,000 new COVID-19 cases with 727 from Toronto

Jan 25 2021, 3:22 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,958 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning and 43 more virus-related deaths.

Cases have now been below 3,000 for a week, with Sunday’s 2,417, Saturday’s 2,359,  Friday’s 2,622, Thursday’s 2,632, Wednesday’s 2,655, Tuesday’s 1,913, and Monday’s 2,578.

Ontario’s cases have been fluctuating around 3,000, with last 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.

The province is also reporting 2,448 newly resolved cases and 43 additional deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, there are 727 in Toronto, 365 in Peel, and 157 in York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 36,000 tests were completed.

She added, “As of 8:00 pm yesterday, 286,110 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, Ontario has seen 256,960 COVID-19 cases and 5,846 virus-related deaths.

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