Ontario sees fifth straight day of more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases

Mar 29 2021, 7:24 am

Ontario reported 2,094 new COVID-19 infections Monday.

Cases have been on the rise in Ontario with five straight days of daily counts over 2,000.

Monday’s case count is lower compared to Sunday’s 2,448, Saturday’s 2,453, Friday’s 2,169, and Thursday’s 2,380, but higher than Wednesday’s 1,571, and Tuesday’s 1,546.

Of the new infections, 618 were in Toronto, 368 were in Peel, and 277 were in York Region.

So far, approximately two million doses of vaccine have been administered.

Another 10 deaths were reported Monday, bringing Ontario’s virus-related death toll to 7,337.

The province also detected another 139 variants of concern. There have now been 1,749 variant cases confirmed in Ontario.

Ontario recently re-visited rules for Grey-Lockdown zones, and outdoor fitness classes are allowed again starting March 29.

Personal care businesses are also set to re-open in lockdown zones on April 12.

The province also modified Grey-Lockdown zone rules earlier this month to allow restaurants to open for patio dining.

At the same time, Canada’s chief public health officer released updated modelling data that shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is once again in a “growth pattern” around the country.

To date, Ontario has seen 345,234 COVID-19 cases.

 

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