Ontario reports under 1,000 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths

Mar 6 2021, 7:34 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 990 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning, a drop from the 1,250 reported on Friday.

The province is also reporting 1,152 newly-resolved cases and six additional deaths.

Today’s cases are lower than Thursday’s 994 and Monday’s 1,023, but higher than Wednesday’s 958 and Tuesday’s 966.

Of the newly announced cases, 284 are in Toronto, 173 are in Peel, and 82 are in York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 57,800 tests were completed, and 860,412 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

On March 5, Health Canada approved a fourth COVID-19 vaccine. The Johnson & Johnson Jansen Inc. vaccine is the first single-dose vaccine to be authorized for use in Canada.

The province announced on Friday that the Stay at Home orders will be lifted for Toronto, Peel Region, and North Bay-Parry Sound next week.

As of 12 am on March 8, Toronto and Peel will enter the Grey-Lockdown zone of Ontario’s reopening framework. North Bay-Parry Sound will be placed in the Red-Control level.

In the grey zone, retail is permitted to reopen at 25% capacity.

All of Ontario’s 34 regions have now reentered the colour-coded framework.

To date, Ontario has seen 306,997 COVID-19 cases and 7,052 virus-related deaths.

Zoe DemarcoZoe Demarco

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