Ontario reports lowest number of COVID-19 cases in over two months

Jan 27 2021, 3:30 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,670 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning, the lowest case count since November 26.

Just last week, Ontario was reporting 1,000 more cases a day.

Tuesday and Monday saw cases below 2,000 with 1,740, 1,958 respectively.

Sunday’s 2,417 cases, 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, show it hasn’t been long since cases fell below 3,000.

The province is also reporting 2,725 newly resolved cases and 49 additional deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, there are 450 in Toronto, 342 in Peel, and 171 in York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 55,200 tests were completed.

She added, “As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 305,330 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 260,370 COVID-19 cases and 5,958 virus-related deaths.

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