Ontario is reporting 2,063 new COVID-19 cases and 73 additional deaths on Saturday. 713 in Toronto, 379 in Peel and 178 in York region were new positive cases. Ontario’s laboratory network reported a three-day straight positive rate of 3.3 percent. Bigbox blitz inspection continues in Ontario throughout the weekend, says the Ministry of Health. In its inspection lightning so far this year, the province says 112 tickets have been issued to companies and individuals.
The number of cases resolved is now under 240,500, according to the province, and in the past seven days over 2,623 cases have been marked as “resolved” Data shows that the B117 variant, first identified in the United Kingdom, could by March be the main strain in the province. 336,828 doses of the vaccine have been administered by the Provincial Health Minister. “We’ve marshalled hundreds of officers to inspect over 1,000 businesses in a few short weeks,” Labor Minister said. Ontario Chief Medical Officer says it will be important for their reopened safe to introduce speedy testing in schools.
Since the beginning of January schools have been fully in-line in several regions in Southern Ontario, including the Greater Toronto Area. A “wake-up call” for the area, says a public health practitioner in COVId-19 cases in northwestern Ontario indigenous communities. According to the report he said, eight total active cases detected recently in five First Nations communities have been contained. “To get cases in four communities in one day is absolutely new, and this is a pattern we don’t want to see repeated,” says Dr John Guilfoyle.