The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,508 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning and 14 more virus-related deaths.
Wednesday’s cases, which reported no data back up, are the highest count since March 8’s 1,607.
Of the newly announced cases, 542 are in Toronto, 253 are in Peel, and 107 are in York Region.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 49,100 tests were completed, and 1,301,334 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.
Ontario is reporting 1,508 cases of #COVID19 and over 49,100 tests completed. Locally, there are 542 new cases in Toronto, 253 in Peel and 107 in York Region.
As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 1,301,334 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) March 17, 2021
The province launched its online COVID-19 vaccine booking system on March 15.
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 321,956 COVID-19 cases and 7,187 virus-related deaths.