Ontario reports drop in new COVID-19 cases after data back up on Sunday

Mar 15 2021, 7:26 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,268 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, a drop after the data back up on Sunday causing a count of 1,747.

Ontario is also reporting 1,114 newly-resolved cases and nine virus-related deaths.

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

Of the newly announced cases, 366 are in Toronto, 220 are in Peel, and 147 are in York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 34,000 tests were completed, and 1,191,553 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The province launched its online COVID-19 vaccine booking system on March 15.

On March 8, the Stay at Home orders were lifted in Toronto, Peel Region, and North Bay-Parry Sound at 12 am with all three regions in 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.

Last week, 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 319,374 COVID-19 cases and 7,162 virus-related deaths.

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