Ontario reports under 1,200 new COVID-19 cases with 343 from Toronto

Mar 9 2021, 3:27 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,185 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 343 coming from the City of Toronto.

Today’s cases are a drop from Monday’s 1,631, which was high due to a data system glitch. It’s also lower than Sunday’s 1,299 and Friday’s 1,250, but higher than Saturday’s 990, Thursday’s 994, Wednesday’s 958, and Tuesday’s 966.

The province is reporting six additional virus-related deaths and 972 resolved cases.

Of the newly announced cases, 343 are in Toronto, 235 are in Peel, and 105 are in York Region.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 33,300 tests were completed, and 943,533 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. All three regions entered the Grey Zone of Ontario’s reopening framework.

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 311,112 COVID-19 cases and 7,083 virus-related deaths.

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