Ontario reports fewer than 500 new COVID-19 cases as second dose eligibility expands

Jun 14 2021, 7:30 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 447 new COVID-19 cases and four virus-related deaths on Monday morning.

Today’s cases are lower than Sunday’s 530, Saturday’s 502, Friday’s 574, Thursday’s 590, and Tuesday’s 496, but higher than Wednesday’s 411.

Of the newly announced cases, 110 cases are in Toronto, 61 are in Peel, 56 and 29 are in Durham.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 13,600 tests were completed, and 11,344,441 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.

Ontario residents who live in designated Delta variant hotspots are now eligible to book their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, providing they got their first shot before May 9.

Delta hotspots include the City of Toronto, Peel Region, and York Region.

The province entered Step 1 of its reopening plan on Friday, allowing outdoor dining and non-essential retail to reopen, with some restrictions.

Outdoor fitness classes are also permitted, and up to 10 people can gather outside.

To date, Ontario has seen 540,130 COVID-19 cases and 8,961 virus-related deaths.

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