State of Emergency declared in Ontario

COVID-19 modelling shows daily deaths could double by mid-February

There are 819 people in hospital and 132 are in intensive care.

Students in Alberta resumed in-class learning yesterday.

One of the main calls from the opposition and various advocates has been introducing paid sick leave so they can have more protections, especially if they work in essential workplaces and congregate care settings, including from the Toronto Board of Health.

The Saskatchewan Party government announced it's extending the current public health rules until January 29.

This is the second state of emergency in Ontario since the pandemic began in March.

Schools in Windsor-Essex, Peel, Toronto, York, and Hamilton will remain closed for in-person learning until February 10.

Outdoor gatherings and social gatherings are further limited to five people.

"If we do not follow these restrictions, COVID-19 will continue to aggressively spread before vaccines have the chance to protect us", Brown said, adding that grey zone level restrictions have not succeeded in reducing mobility among people.

Approximately 53,000 doses of Moderna's vaccine were transferred to the province during the week of December 28 and another 56,000 were expected to arrive last week.

The government first started administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the end of December, focusing on four target groups of people: residents, essential caregivers and staff of congregate setting for seniors, health-care workers, adults in First Nations, M├ętis, and Inuit populations, and adult recipients of chronic home health care.

New Brunswick is reporting 4,827 new vaccinations administered over the past seven days for a total of 7,732 doses given.

In Middlesex-London, we've seen our caseload skyrocket so much that Tuesday's 75 new cases actually felt like a reprieve from the records shattered earlier this month.

She says workplaces have become a growing source of infection. The announcement was made today, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Premier Doug Ford at Queen's Park.

COVID-19 modelling shows daily deaths could double by mid-February

The grants have already been available to a wide array of small- and medium-sized businesses and charities.

Ontario's top doctors are predicting the daily death toll in Ontario could double by mid-February if current COVID-19 case rates continue.

There could be as many as 6,000 cases a day in Ontario in the coming weeks.

Prince Edward Island is reporting one new case of COVID-19 today.

There are now eight active cases on the Island and no one is in hospital with the disease.

New data indicates Ontario's health system will be overwhelmed and deaths from COVID-19 will exceed those in the first wave unless there is a significant reduction in contacts between residents.

On Tuesday, health officials confirmed that ICU occupancy is now over 400 beds with more surgeries being cancelled as a result.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government has reached a deal with Pfizer to buy an extra 20 million doses of the vaccine it produced with its German partner BioNTech. Ontario expects to receive 80,000 doses of Pfizer's vaccine every week for the rest of January.

Ford also announced residential evictions are temporarily being suspended.

According to survey data, the majority of Ontarians are helping limit spread by following health and safety measures as well as lockdown restrictions.

There has been a big jump in hospitalizations in the past 24 hours.

Another 41 people have died since yesterday, bringing the provincial death toll to 5,053.

Ontario says that almost 11,500 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since its last daily update.



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