Ontario reporting over 2,300 new COVID-19 infections, 15 more deaths

Mar 31 2021, 7:22 am

Ontario reported over 2,000 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, along with 15 more deaths.

Wednesday’s 2,333 cases are close to Tuesday’s reported 2,336, but more than  Monday’s 2,094.

Today’s cases are less than the numbers seen over the weekend when 2,448 infections were reported on Sunday and 2,453 were reported on Saturday.

Of the new cases, 785 are in Toronto, 433 are in Peel, and 222 are in York Region.

So far, 2,192,253 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott. There were also over 52,000 tests completed within the last day.

This is Ontario’s seventh day with new COVID-19 infections over 2,000, and Toronto Mayor John Tory has hinted that personal care businesses may not re-0pen as planned on April 12 if virus indicators stay worrisome.

Provincial officials have relaxed some rules in Grey-Lockdown zones recently, including allowing patio dining and outdoor fitness classes.

Premier Doug Ford hinted Tuesday that he wouldn’t hesitate to tighten restrictions to protect people’s health if infections continue to soar.

There are a total of 349,903 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.

DH Toronto StaffDH Toronto Staff

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