COVID cases surge in Ontario as province logs record high of 4,456

Ruben Fields
April 13, 2021

The province says it continues to set new records for the number of vaccines administered in a single day, reporting 13,170 new immunizations.

The deaths reported today include one person between 20 and 39 years old, ten people between 60 and 79 years old, and four people over the age of 79 years old.

Tuesday's report comes as intensive care admissions related to COVID-19 remain at an all-time high.

More than 700 Ontario pharmacies are joining the COVID-19 vaccine rollout as the province races to slow to spread of the virus.

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It also confirmed two new cases of the B.1.351 variant, bringing the total case count in the province to 78 on Sunday while the number of the P.1 variant remains at 134.

Ontario is reporting its highest single-day number of new COVID cases with 4,456 and 21 deaths.

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.

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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.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said Friday that could increase intensive-care unit capacity in Ontario by up to 1,000 patient beds.

The Edmundston and the Upper Madawaska region went under full lockdown as of midnight after 15 of 19 new COVID-19 cases announced in the province on Saturday were identified in the area.

Another 15 people have died in the province with the death toll now at 7,582.

There were 95,692 vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hour period.

The previous high of 4,229 was recorded on April 9.

Well over half of the new cases today are coming from hot spot regions with 1,282 new cases in Toronto, 772 in Peel, 564 in York Region, 339 in Ottawa and 224 in Durham.

There were 593 COVID-positive patients receiving critical care in Ontario ICUs as of Sunday, according to Critical Care Services Ontario.

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