Ontario reports 1,829 new COVID cases Saturday

Ontario reports 1,829 new COVID cases Saturday”

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says people across the province can't let their guard down as the province's science advisers warn of a third wave of COVID-19.

As of Thursday afternoon, Canada reported a cumulative total of 922,226 COVID-19 cases and 22,582 deaths, according to CTV.

Of these patients, 304 were in intensive care, and just over half of them required a ventilator to survive.

Dr. David Williams, the province's chief medical officer of health, advised people to remain vigilant despite the changes, noting that Ontario has entered a third wave of infections with more contagious variants spreading.

Nunavut no longer has any active cases of COVID-19.

The province added 1,745 cases Friday with sixty-three per cent in the hot spots around the GTHA. CTV News Ottawa will have the latest as it becomes available.

There are 19 new cases of COVID-19 being reported in Waterloo Region, the first time the daily increase has been below 20 since November 1 of past year.

New outbreaks have been declared at Riverbend Place LTC (one case in staff), Vista Hills Public School (two cases), and Wilfrid Laurier University (two cases). We now have 730 COVID-19 patients in the hospital with 304 people in the ICU and 186 in the ICU on a ventilator.

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Today's report includes 1,261 recoveries and 11 new deaths.

The update says there are 87 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba.

You can find a complete break down of the Provincial numbers online here.

To date, 92.8% of the population has yet to receive any dose of the vaccine.

Peel was also asking the province if it could make slight modifications to the rules in the "grey" zone, with its top doctor saying it was particularly looking at allowing the resumption of some outdoor restaurant dining and fitness activities.

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments in regions in the second-strictest "red" category will be able to increase capacity to a maximum of 50 people indoors, up from the previous limit of 10.

Establishments operating in "orange" zones will be able to have 100 people indoors, from a previous limit of 50.

Ontario is also reporting 11 new virus-related deaths over the past 24 hours.

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