Ontario allocating $3.2B in new COVID relief to hospitals

Ontario reports 1,791 new COVID-19 cases, 18 new deaths related to coronavirus

Since then, the government has launched an online booking tool and a call centre to support appointment bookings at mass immunization clinics across Ontario.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to make another announcement on Tuesday afternoon.

The number of cases for any city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, because local units report figures at different times.The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary. More than 290,000 residents of Ontario are fully immunized, including around 60,000 long-term-care home residents.

York Region has now expanded the age group for those eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to residents aged 70 years and older.

According to the Ministry of Health, there were 868 people with COVID-19 in the province's hospitals as of yesterday, 324 of whom required intensive care. Additionally, participating pharmacies and primary care settings will now begin offering vaccination appointments to individuals aged 60 and over.

The Ford government will release its 2021 budget on Wednesday. It is expected that this number will again be doubled to approximately 1,400 by the end of April.

The health unit noted that anyone who received their first COVID-19 shot before March 10 would not receive the second dose for 16 weeks.

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 1,546 new cases of COVID-19 this morning, bringing the total number of cases in the Province to 332,119.



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