COVID-19: 108 new cases reported in Niagara on Tuesday

Grant Boone
January 20, 2021

Meanwhile, Ford said Monday a new hospital set to open in Vaughan, Ont., will be used to relieve a capacity crunch because of rising COVID-19 rates.

He said he expects the federal government to lead efforts to obtain more vaccine for the provinces and he's confident in Ottawa's work.

It's not just the right thing to do from a humanitarian perspective, she said in an interview Friday.

"We're part of the G7, we're a major player in the world", he said.

Jason Nickerson, humanitarian affairs adviser for Doctors Without Borders, says he's anxious wealthy countries such as Canada will vaccinate people who are at lower risk of developing serious cases of COVID-19 before people at high risk in poorer countries get their shots. Pfizer's Belgian plant supplies all shots delivered outside the U.S. Fortin said other countries have been impacted this week and that Canada will be impacted next week.

Additionally, Health Minister Christine Elliott says Toronto Public Health may have under reported their numbers due to a technical issue.

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Krystle Caputo said 57 residents, 43 staff, and two essential visitors have tested positive for COVID-19 at Roberta Place.

The province's report shows the cases reported today included: 265 people under 19 years old, 701 people between 20 and 39 years old, 561 people between 40 and 59 years old, 266 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 123 people over the age of 80. Nine residents have died of the virus at the nursing home. "You want us all to get along, hunky dory, kumbaya - help us".

But as Ottawa faces pressure to help poorer countries access COVID-19 vaccines, it is also being pulled internally by provinces demanding their citizens be vaccinated as quickly as possible.

The city is now reviewing registrations and has added more checks and verifications at the clinic's in-person check-in.

Ontario's chief medical officer Dr. David Williams said Saturday his province would delay giving the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine to 42 days, instead of the recommended 21 days.

This is now just one of two homes that are not long-term care homes to receive the vaccines.

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