Province reporting 2063 new COVID-19 cases, 73 deaths

Grant Boone
February 1, 2021

"Locally, there are 886 new cases in Toronto, 330 in Peel and 128 in York Region", Health Minister Christine Elliott wrote on Twitter.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 266,363 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 240,494 recoveries and 6,145 deaths, of which 3,574 were individuals living in long-term care homes.

Almost 30,400 tests were completed over the last day and 244, 939 people have recovered since the start of the pandemic.

On Friday, the Ontario government announced immediate action to stop the spread of new COVID-19 variants throughout the province.

Ontario officials reported 1,969 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 36 new deaths, but said some of Monday's cases are due to ongoing data cleanup efforts at Toronto Public Health.

Canada's death toll now stands at 20, 016, while the cases have increased to 782, 467, Xinhua news agency reported.

The province also announced Friday that it will make all global travellers take a COVID-19 test on arrival starting Monday. Of those patients, 356 are in the intensive care unit (ICU) and 252 of those 356 patients are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.

Captain Tom Moore in hospital with Covid-19
He walked laps around an 82-foot loop in his Bedfordshire garden during the early stages of the pandemic last April. He said: "I would like us all to stand shoulder to shoulder - metaphorically!" 'Stay strong Sir.

1,273 people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 1,291 reported yesterday.

Canada has now recorded 20,016 deaths since the first case of COVID-19 surfaced in the country just over a year ago.

The variant known as B.1.1.7 first discovered in the United Kingdom past year has been detected in health units across the province since it was first discovered in the Toronto area just over a month ago.

Thus far, 339,644 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario, including 2,816 doses administered in the previous day.

It's also confirmed that the variant case is connected to a COVID-19 outbreak declared at Columbia Forest long-term care home late in December.

In total, 70,293 people have been fully vaccinated, having received two doses of vaccine, which are to be given a few weeks apart. A decision on when the stay-at-home order will be lifted depends on hospital admission rates and what kind of pressure it puts on the province's healthcare system.

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