Ontario's new COVID-19 cases continue decline with just over 1,800 reported

Jan 29 2021, 7:28 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,837 new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning as numbers continue to decline.

On Thursday, health officials released updated COVID-19 modelling data which showed that cases are declining with the overall trend going downwards.

Today’s cases are less than Thursday’s 2,093 but more than Wednesday’s 1,670, which was the lowest case count in over two months.

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

Then cases hovered around the mid-2000’s with 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.

The province is also reporting 2,900 newly resolved cases and 58 additional deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, there are 595 in Toronto, 295 in Peel, and 170 in York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 69,000 tests were completed.

She added, “As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 327,455 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.”

There are now 43 confirmed 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 264,300 COVID-19 cases and 6,072 virus-related deaths.

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