Ontario reports highest COVID-19 case count in nearly a month

Mar 7 2021, 7:29 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,299 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday morning, the highest single-day count since February 13, when 1,300 cases were reported.

Today’s cases are higher than Saturday’s 990, Friday’s 1,250, Thursday’s 994, Wednesday’s 958, Tuesday’s 966, and Monday’s 1,023.

The province is also reporting 15 additional virus-related deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, 329 are in Toronto, 192 are in Peel, and 116 are in York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 46,600 tests were completed, and 890,604 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

As of 12 am on Monday, March 8, the Stay at Home orders will be lifted in Toronto, Peel Region, and North Bay-Parry Sound.

Toronto and Peel will enter the Grey-Lockdown zone of Ontario’s reopening framework, and 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 308,296 COVID-19 cases and 7,067 virus-related deaths.

Zoe DemarcoZoe Demarco

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