Ontario reports fewer than 1,000 COVID-19 cases for first time since March

May 31 2021, 7:20 am

Ontario reported 916 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, which is the province’s lowest daily infection count in three months.

The last time daily cases were below 1,000 was on March 6 before the third wave hit.

Daily case counts have hovered near the 1,000 mark for the past week, including Sunday’s 1,033 new cases, Saturday’s 1,057, Friday’s 1,273, Thursday’s 1,135, Wednesday’s 1,096, and Tuesday’s 1,039.

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Government of Ontario

Broken down by health region, 226 of the latest cases are in Toronto, 165 are in Peel, and 85 are in York Region.

The race to immunize as many people as possible continues, and 9 million vaccine doses have now been administered in Ontario according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.

Seniors 80 and up became eligible on Monday to book their second dose after the province announced last week it’s shortening the waiting period between shots.

Ontario’s Stay-at-Home order is set to expire on Wednesday, and more restrictions are set to relax the week of June 14.

To date, the province has seen 531,459 COVID-19 cases and 8,757 deaths.

 

Megan DevlinMegan Devlin

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