Ontario reports slight dip in new COVID-19 cases with 1,546

Mar 23 2021, 2:23 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,546 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning, which is slightly less than Monday’s 1,699.

Tuesday’s cases are also less than Sunday’s 1,791, Saturday’s 1,829, and Friday’s 1,745, and Thursday’s 1,553.

The province is also reporting nine additional virus-related deaths and 1,271 resolved cases.

Of the newly announced cases, 465 are in Toronto, 329 are in Peel, and 161 are in York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 32,600 tests were completed, and 1,603,699 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

Health officials announced on Friday that outdoor dining will now be permitted in the Grey-Lockdown zones of Ontario’s reopening framework, which includes Toronto and Peel.

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.

To date, Ontario has seen 332,119 COVID-19 cases and 7,253 virus-related deaths.

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