On Sunday, Ontario reported nearly 1,700 new COVID-19 cases, marking a new vaccination milestone for the province. The province also reported 15 more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths linked to the disease to 8,614. The number of patients in the ICU has been below 700 for the first time since mid-April. On Twitter, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott announced that the province had administered 8 million doses of the 19th vaccine. The vast majority of cases were found in the Greater Toronto Area. The stay-at-home order will expire on June 2nd.
Despite the fact that multiple cases have been identified, the government does not publicly report the number of B.617 infections. According to Ontario’s health minister, one million cases were placed in the last seven days. The number of people in intensive care units has dropped to 698, from 1,794 on Saturday.
Over 531,600 people have received two doses of the vaccine and are considered fully vaccinated. On Sunday, Ontario expanded its eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is available to children aged 12 and up.