Ontario reports 2,380 new COVID-19 cases in highest daily jump since January

Mar 25 2021, 7:27 am

Ontario reported a jump in daily COVID-19 infections with 2,380 cases reported Thursday.

Health Minister Christine Elliot noted 280 of those cases are delayed reports from previous days due to a data issue.

Still, this means 2,100 new cases were reported as of Thursday, which is significantly higher than the rolling average of 1,696 from the past six days.

Of the newly announced cases, 1,016 are in Toronto, 294 are in Peel, and 244 are in York Region.

Ontario has also administered nearly 1.8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far.

Another 17 deaths were reported Thursday, bringing Ontario’s virus-related death toll to 7,280.

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 336,070 COVID-19 cases.

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