The Government of Ontario confirmed 159 new COVID-19 cases and 10 virus-related deaths on Friday morning.
Of the newly announced cases, 25 are in the Region of Waterloo, 23 are in Toronto, and 12 are in Peel Region.
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Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 28,100 tests were completed, and 17,810,472 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
Ontario is reporting 159 cases of #COVID19 and over 28,100 tests completed. Locally, there are 34 new cases in Grey Bruce, 25 in the Region of Waterloo, 23 in Toronto and 12 in Peel Region.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) July 16, 2021
Ontario has officially entered Step 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan.
Dr. Kieran Moore, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has said the province will remain in Step 3 for at least 21 days, or until key public health indicators are met.
At that time, the “vast majority” of public health and workplace safety measures can be lifted. These include indoor and outdoor capacity limits and gathering restrictions.
To date, Ontario has seen 547,864 COVID-19 cases and 9,285 deaths.