The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,829 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning, the highest case count since early February.
The province is also reporting 11 additional virus-related deaths.
Of the newly announced cases, 593 are in Toronto, 287 are in Peel, 157 in are York Region, 124 are in Hamilton, and 101 are in Ottawa.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 52,100 tests were completed, and 1,480,882 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.
Ontario is reporting 1,829 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 52,100 tests completed. Locally, there are 593 new cases in Toronto, 287 in Peel 157 in York Region, 124 in Hamilton and 101 in Ottawa.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) March 20, 2021
The province launched its online COVID-19 vaccine booking system on March 15.
The new measures are effective as of 12:01 am on March 20, and also allow for indoor dining with up to 50 patrons in the Red-Control level, and 100 patrons in the Orange-Restrict level.
In the Grey Zone, retail is permitted to reopen at 25% capacity, but indoor gatherings are not permitted.
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 327,083 COVID-19 cases and 7,223 virus-related deaths.