Ontario reports lowest COVID-19 case count since September

Jul 5 2021, 7:24 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 170 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, the lowest daily case count the province has seen since September 2020.

The province also confirmed one additional virus-related death.

Today’s cases are lower than Sunday’s 213, Saturday’s 209, Friday’s 200, Thursday’s 284, Wednesday’s 184, Tuesday’s 299, and Monday’s 210.

Of the newly announced cases, 34 are in the Region of Waterloo and 27 are in Toronto.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 12,900 tests were completed, and 15,705,866 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.

Quarantine measures have officially been relaxed for select travellers. Fully vaccinated Canadians are now able to enter the country without having to undergo a 14-day quarantine.

Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and those registered under the Indian Act who have been fully immunized with an approved vaccine for at least 14 days will be exempt from the measure. They will not have to stay in a quarantined hotel, either.

To date, Ontario has seen 545,973 COVID-19 cases and 9,215 deaths.

Zoe DemarcoZoe Demarco

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