The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,848 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday morning, although approximately 300 cases were due to a “data catch-up.”
The province is also reporting 2,313 newly resolved cases and 43 additional deaths.
Of the newly announced cases, 726 are in Toronto, 306 are in Peel and, 168 are in York Region.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 49,400 tests were completed.
Ontario is reporting 1,848 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 49,400 tests completed. Locally, there are 726 new cases in Toronto, 306 in Peel and 168 in York Region.
As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 339,644 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) January 31, 2021
She added, “Due to a data catch-up, Toronto Public Health is reporting approximately 300 additional cases.”
There is no evidence to suggest that approved vaccines will be any less effective against the newfound variants.
On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that major Canadian airlines, including WestJet and Air Canada, would be cancelling service to Mexico and the Caribbean until the end of April.
The Prime Minister also said that mandatory COVID-19 testing would be implemented at Toronto’s Pearson Airport. While international travellers await the results of their test they will need to quarantine at an approved hotel at their own expense.
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 268,211 COVID-19 cases and 6,188 virus-related deaths.