The Government of Ontario confirmed 318 new COVID-19 cases and 12 virus-related deaths on Sunday morning.
Of the newly announced cases, 51 are in the Region of Waterloo, 49 are in Peel, 45 are in Toronto, 26 are in Ottawa, and 20 are in Hamilton.
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Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 21,100 tests were completed, and 12,551,150 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
Ontario is reporting 318 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 21,100 tests completed. Locally, there are 51 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 49 in Peel, 45 in Toronto, 26 in Ottawa and 20 in Hamilton.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) June 20, 2021
On June 17, Premier Doug Ford said he was in talks to move the province into Step 2 of reopening early than planned.
Step 2, which would see hair salons and personal care services reopen, is currently set for July 2.
Dr. David Williams, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has stressed the importance of waiting 21 days between steps. Ontario entered Step 1 on June 11.
To date, Ontario has seen 542,198 COVID-19 cases and 9,019 virus-related deaths.