Ontario reports 3,510 new cases of COVID-19, 24 more deaths


TORONTO – Ontario is reporting 3,510 new cases of COVID-19 today and 24 more deaths linked to the virus.

Today’s data is based on more than 33,800 tests completed.

The Ministry of Health reports that 2,271 people are in hospital with COVID-19, but notes that more than 10 per cent of hospitals did not submit data over the weekend and that number will likely go up when those reports are received.

There are 877 people in intensive care because of the virus and 605 on ventilator.

The province says 4,057 cases were resolved since Sunday’s daily update.

Ontario says that 69,308 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since Sunday’s report.

A total 4,696,211 vaccine doses have been given in the province.

Meanwhile, it’s expected that Toronto will announce its first workplace closures on Monday under new rules meant to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Public health units in both Toronto and Peel introduced the rules, which allow them to shutter establishments where five or more workers have tested positive for COVID-19 over a 14 day period.

Toronto Public Health said it was conducting investigations over the weekend and planned to announce which workplaces would be affected today.

Peel Region announced its first two closures on Saturday.

It partially closed two Amazon fulfilment centres — one in Brampton and one in Bolton.