Ontario reports lowest daily cases of COVID-19 in 2 months
Ontario reported over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, one of the lowest daily case counts logged in the province in more than two months.
Ontario health officials are reporting 1,022 new cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus and 17 more virus-related deaths. The new cases today include 343 in Toronto, 250 in Peel Region and 128 in York Region. All other local public health units reported fewer than 50 new cases in Tuesday’s provincial report. The death toll in the province has risen to 6,555, as 17 more deaths were reported.
Active cases in Ontario now stand at 13,948 — down from the previous day when it was 14,331, and down from last Tuesday at 17,451. The seven-day average has now reached 1,367, slightly up from yesterday at 1,327, but down from last week at 1,746 — showing a downward trend in new cases.
Ontario’s rollout of vaccines continues to be hampered by supply squeezes, health officials said last week.
This morning, Health Canada announced that it will amend labels on vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to indicate that they each contain six doses, rather than five.