The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,699 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning as the seven-day rolling average increases.
The seven-day average is now nearing 1,400 cases, whereas earlier in February is was closer to 1,000.
The province is also reporting three additional virus-related deaths and 1,175 resolved cases.
Of the newly announced cases, 500 are in Toronto, 318 are in Peel, 155 are in York Region, and 114 are in Hamilton.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 31,100 tests were completed, and 1,553,040 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.
Ontario is reporting 1,699 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 31,100 tests completed. Locally, there are 500 new cases in Toronto, 318 in Peel 155 in York Region and 114 in Hamilton.
As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 1,553,040 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) March 22, 2021
The province launched its online COVID-19 vaccine booking system on March 15, where starting on March 22, those 75 and older can book an appointment.
In the Grey Zone, retail is permitted to reopen at 25% capacity, but indoor gatherings are not permitted.
To date, Ontario has seen 330,573 COVID-19 cases and 7,244 virus-related deaths.