Ontario reports record COVID-19 count, 7 local cases

Brunilde Fioravanti
Апреля 13, 2021

Today's data is based on almost 42,200 completed tests. The previous high of 4,229 was recorded on April 9.

The Ontario government announced a rapid increase to its capacity in the COVID-19 vaccine roll out on Sunday, adding over 700 additional locations across the province to the list of pharmacies offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to eligible individuals aged 55 and older. The highest single-day number reached during the first wave was 640 cases.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 1,016 new cases in Toronto, 613 in Peel Region, and 519 in York Region.

Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, predicts the city is now on track to see 2,500 new daily cases by the months end.

Ontario hospitals will start ramping down elective surgeries and non-urgent procedures Monday to ensure they have the capacity to treat more COVID-19 patients.

The province also reported 88 cases active in the TBDHU, which would mark a decline of 10 from numbers reported by the health unit Saturday.

A total of 3,310,157 vaccine doses have been given in the province so far.

The second order grants Home and Community Care Support Services organizations and Ontario Health the authority to redeploy health care workers to hospitals that are facing "significant" pressure due to COVID-19.

The government had previously maintained that schools would reopen next week but unions had called for schools to close in the absence of stronger safety measures.

The daily case numbers are over 4,000 once again in Ontario after a record setting weekend.

Elementary and secondary schools in the province are to move to teacher-led remote learning when students return from the break on April 19.

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