Published: Tue, April 06, 2021
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Ontario reports 3,065 new cases of COVID-19

Ontario reports 3,065 new cases of COVID-19

Provincial health officials logged 3,065 new infections, up from 2,938 on Monday.

There continues to be a surge of confirmed cases of variants of concern, with 916 new cases in B.C. The most common variant continues to be the B.1.1.7 strain.

The mayor of Toronto says the city is working on a plan to give people in high-risk workplaces the COVID-19 vaccine at their job site.

"We are ready to work with you and your government to revive the economy and provide Ontario residents with safe spaces to spend time with each other outside of their homes", states the letter. The province's virus-related death toll is now 7,458.

The more people we can protect with vaccines, the more protection is extended to our communities, our province and Canada as a whole.

Another 1,068 cases that have screened positive for a variant are awaiting whole genome sequencing to identify their lineage, with a total of 27,193 cases pending confirmation of what variant they are.

There were over 37,500 test completed in the last 24 hour period.

Polling, conducted online by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies, finds 61 per cent of respondents from Quebec say they're satisfied with that province's daily vaccination numbers while, here in Ontario, only 41 per cent say the same.

Since we last reported, we have had 579 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 986 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 100 in the Island Health region, 129 in the Interior Health region, 95 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, today (April 5) issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia.

The number of patients fighting the disease in hospitals continues to creep upwards as the province is in its first week of a month-long shutdown to curb rising cases and hospitalizations.

There are now 1,161 people hospitalized in the province due to COVID-19 with 510 in the ICU. The variant will run the table in a household. "We didn't see that in wave one", he said.

Right now, there are 26,568 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Ontario.

As of 8:00 p.m. Monday, 2,621,839 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) recorded 176 more COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

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