Ontario's daily COVID-19 infections stay high with 2,336 new cases

Mar 30 2021, 7:24 am

Ontario reported 2,336 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, marking the sixth day in a row with more than 2,000 new infections.

Tuesday’s number is comparable to Monday’s 2,094, Sunday’s 2,448, Saturday’s 2,453, Friday’s 2,169, and Thursday’s 2,380, but significantly higher than Wednesday’s 1,571.

The seven-day moving average is now 2,207 cases per day.

Of the new cases, 727 are in Toronto, 434 are in Peel, and 229 are in York Region.

Another 14 people died of the virus, bringing Ontario’s death toll to 7,351.

As well, another 65 cases involving variants of concern were identified Tuesday.

So far, approximately 2.1 million vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.

Infections have been on the rise recently in what Toronto’s top doctor Eileen de Villa has called a “worsening resurgence.”

Ottawa also recommended Monday that provinces pause the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine while reports of serious blood clots following immunization are investigated.

At the same time, Ontario relaxed rules in Grey-Lockdown zones this week to allow for outdoor fitness classes and earlier this month legalized patio dining at restaurants.

The province is set to allow personal care businesses to re-open on April 12, but Toronto Mayor John Tory has questioned whether that will actually happen as scheduled due to rising case numbers.

Ontario has seen 347,570 COVID-19 cases to date.

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