The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,631 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning as Toronto moves into the Grey Zone today.
But the province clarified that the increase in cases was higher than expected “due to a data-catch up process in CCM.”
The province is also reporting 10 additional virus-related deaths and 994 resolved cases.
Of the newly announced cases, 568 are in Toronto, 322 are in Peel, and 119 are in York Region.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 38,100 tests were completed, and 912,486 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.
Ontario is reporting 1,631 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 38,100 tests completed. Locally, there are 568 new cases in Toronto, 322 in Peel and 119 in York Region.
As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 912,486 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) March 8, 2021
On Monday, March 8, the Stay at Home orders were lifted in Toronto, Peel Region, and North Bay-Parry Sound at 12 am.
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 309,927 COVID-19 cases and 7,077 virus-related deaths.