Ontario reports over 1,600 new COVID-19 cases as Toronto moves into Grey Zone

Mar 8 2021, 3:27 pm

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.”

Today’s numbers are higher than Sunday’s 1,299, Saturday’s 990, Friday’s 1,250, Thursday’s 994, Wednesday’s 958, and Tuesday’s 966.

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.

On Monday, March 8, the Stay at Home orders were lifted in Toronto, Peel Region, and North Bay-Parry Sound at 12 am.

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 309,927 COVID-19 cases and 7,077 virus-related deaths.

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