The Government of Ontario confirmed 2,093 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, an increase from Wednesday’s 1,670 which was the lowest case count in over two months.
The province is also reporting 2,491 newly resolved cases and 56 additional deaths.
Of the newly announced cases, there are 700 in Toronto, 331 in Peel, and 228 in York Region.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 64,700 tests were completed.
Ontario is reporting 2,093 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 64,700 tests completed. Locally, there are 700 new cases in Toronto, 331 in Peel, 228 in York Region and 123 in Niagara.
As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 317,240 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) January 28, 2021
She added, “As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 317,240 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 262,463 COVID-19 cases and 6,014 virus-related deaths.