For the second day in a row, Ontario reports 4,400 new cases of COVID-19. The number of patients with the disease in intensive care continues to rise. Since the start of the pandemic, Ontario has recorded 391,009 cases of the novel coronavirus.
To slow the spread of the disease, the province is currently operating under a stay-at-home order. The province claims to have discovered another 2,153 cases of a variant known as B1.1.7 in the last 24 hours. The province’s average seven-day average for cases recorded is 3,781.
According to the Ministry of Health, the number of infections reported Monday was a marginal decrease from the total of 4,456 reported on Sunday. The stay-at-home order went into effect on Thursday and requires residents to stay at home unless they need to leave for an emergency.
Six more cases of the P.1 variant, which was discovered in Brazil, have been discovered. Another three cases of B.1.351 (South African variant) were discovered, bringing the total number of cases to 81. Since the province began distributing COVID-19 vaccines in December, 3,214,465 needles have been inserted into arms across Ontario. In the last 24 hours, nearly 75,000 shots were administered.