Ontario reports under 1,750 COVID-19 cases, lowest since early December

Jan 26 2021, 3:23 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,740 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning, the lowest case count since December 13.

Cases have now been below 3,000 for a week, with Monday’s 1,958, 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 were fluctuating around 3,000 for two weeks with daily cases ranging between last Sunday’s 3,442 and last Tuesday’s 2,903.

The province is also reporting 2,261 newly resolved cases and 63 additional deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, there are 677 in Toronto, 320 in Peel, and 144 in York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 30,700 tests were completed.

She added, “As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 295,817 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.”

There are now 43 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 258,700 COVID-19 cases and 5,909 virus-related deaths.

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