Published: Wed, April 21, 2021
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Ontario records 3,469 new COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths

Ontario records 3,469 new COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths

The new cases reported today include 897 individuals aged 19 and under, 1,600 people between 20 and 39 years old, 1,319 people between 40 and 59 years old, 557 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 75 people aged 80 and over.

2,202 people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, up from 2,107 reported yesterday.

On a positive note, Canada hit a new milestone for vaccinations, with 25 per cent of the population vaccinated with at least one dose, as the number of people climbed over 9.5 million Tuesday afternoon. The beds will be used for COVID-19 patients who are recovering or have recovered and are awaiting to go home or to be transitioned to an alternative care setting.

42,863 active cases, which is up from 41,588 yesterday.

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to declare a public welfare emergency under The Emergencies Act to deal with the situation in Ontario.

With the latest deaths, 7,757 people have now died in the province as a result of the virus since the pandemic began early past year.

However, as the COVID crisis intensifies, Peter Bethlenfalvy says they are disappointed to see there was no action in several key areas, including stricter border measures to limit the spread of variants, vaccine supply and improvements to the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit.

Much of it is being driven by new variants, with more than 66,000 confirmed variant cases in Canada now, 96 per cent of them B.1.1.7.

New Brunswick can't spare any health-care workers to assist Ontario in battling the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, says Health Minister Dorothy Shephard. The province reported 4,250 cases on Sunday, 4,362 on Saturday, and a record 4,812 on Friday.

Elliott received her vaccine from AstraZeneca weeks ago, and now that Ontario is among the provinces that lowered the eligible age to 40, Trudeau and other federal leaders can now follow suit. But hospitalizations, critical care admissions and patients on a ventilator all rose overnight, prompting new warnings from the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table that hospitals are on the brink.

Ontario is reporting 3,469 new COVID-19 cases and 22 additional deaths on Tuesday.

He said the decision would mean hundreds of thousands more Albertans have a chance to be vaccinated more quickly.

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