Ontario reports over 1,500 new COVID-19 cases and 10 more deaths

Mar 24 2021, 2:23 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,571 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning, with 10 more virus-related deaths.

Wednesday’s cases a slightly higher than Tuesday’s 1,546, but less than Monday’s 1,699, Sunday’s 1,791, Saturday’s 1,829, and Friday’s 1,745.

The province is also reporting 1,531 resolved cases.

Of the newly announced cases, 459 are in Toronto, 309 are in Peel, and 143 are in York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 52,000 tests were completed, and 1,676,150 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 333,690 COVID-19 cases and 7,263 virus-related deaths.

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