The Government of Ontario confirmed 179 new COVID-19 cases and eight virus-related deaths on Saturday morning.
Of the newly announced cases, 32 are in the Region of Waterloo, 27 are in Grey Bruce, 23 are in Toronto, 21 are in Peel Region, and 16 are in Hamilton.
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Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 23,700 tests were completed, and 16,827,434 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
Ontario is reporting 179 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 23,700 tests completed. Locally, there are 32 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 27 in Grey Bruce, 23 in Toronto, 21 in Peel Region and 16 in Hamilton.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) July 10, 2021
Ontario is set to enter Step 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan on July 16, days ahead of schedule.
Originally planned for July 21, the move was permitted early due to improving public health indicators and soaring vaccination rates.
To date, Ontario has seen 546,983 COVID-19 cases and 9,245 deaths.