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.
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.
Ontario is reporting 1,670 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 55,200 tests completed. Locally, there are 450 new cases in Toronto, 342 in Peel, 171 in York Region and 128 in Niagara.
As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 305,330 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) January 27, 2021
She added, “As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 305,330 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.”
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.