Ontario reports highest new COVID-19 case count in almost a month

Mar 5 2021, 3:27 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,250 new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning, which is the highest case count in almost a month.

The last time cases above 1,200 was on February 13, when 1,300 cases were reported.

Today’s cases are higher than Thursday’s 994, Wednesday’s 958 and Tuesday’s 966, which was the lowest since February 17, when 847 were reported.

Of the newly announced cases, 337 are in Toronto, 167 are in Peel, and 129 in York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 64,700 tests were completed, and 820,714 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

On February 19, Premier Doug Ford announced that the Stay at Home orders would be extended for Toronto, Peel Region, and North Bay-Parry Sound until at least March 8.

On Wednesday, Toronto and Peel both recommended that they be allowed to move into the Grey-Lockdown once the orders are lifted. This would see retail reopen at 25% capacity.

There are a total of 305,013 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.

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