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.
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.
Ontario is reporting 1,837 cases of #COVID19 and over 69,000 tests completed. Locally, there are 595 new cases in Toronto, 295 in Peel, and 170 in York Region.
As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 327,455 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) January 29, 2021
She added, “As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 327,455 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 264,300 COVID-19 cases and 6,072 virus-related deaths.