Ontario reports highest COVID-19 case count in over a month

Mar 14 2021, 7:31 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,747 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday morning, the highest case count in over a month.

The province noted that today’s case count may be “higher than expected” due to a data catch-up related to its case and contact management (CCM) system.

Ontario is also reporting 1,167 newly-resolved cases and 15 virus-related deaths.

Sunday’s cases are higher than Saturday’s 1,468, Friday’s 1,371, Thursday’s 1,092, Wednesday’s 1,316, Tuesday’s 1,185, and Monday’s 1,631.

Of the newly announced cases, 545 are in Toronto, 352 are in Peel, and 163 are in York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 47,600 tests were completed, and 1,158,355 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The province is set to launch its online COVID-19 vaccine booking system on March 15.

As the Ontario-wide system comes online, there will be a brief interruption to Toronto’s own system, the city said.

On Monday, March 8, the Stay at Home orders were lifted in Toronto, Peel Region, and North Bay-Parry Sound at 12 am. All three regions entered the Grey Zone of Ontario’s reopening framework.

In the Grey Zone, retail is permitted to reopen at 25% capacity, but indoor gatherings are not permitted.

All of Ontario’s 34 regions have now reentered the colour-coded framework.

On Thursday, Ontario’s health officials said that COVID-19 cases in the province are increasing across most public health units, and ramping up the vaccination process is how the pandemic can resolve.

To date, Ontario has seen 318,106 COVID-19 cases and 7,153 virus-related deaths.

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