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COVID-19: Deaths in Ontario now exceed 5,000; hospitalizations hit another record high; Ottawa councillor calls for enforcement of outdoor recreation limits

COVID-19: Deaths in Ontario now exceed 5,000; hospitalizations hit another record high; Ottawa councillor calls for enforcement of outdoor recreation limits
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The 3,338 new cases of COVID-19 registered in Ontario Monday included 931 cases in Toronto, 531 in Peel, 241 in York Region, 168 in Niagara, 165 in Waterloo and 127 in Ottawa.

With 29 more COVID-19 deaths added to the province’s pandemic death toll, the total now sits at 5,012 lives lost to the disease.

In Ottawa, there are 29 people hospitalized with COVID-19, 10 of whom are in ICU. Ten days ago, there were 12 people in hospital, with six in ICU. Another death was also reported Monday, bringing the number of local lives lost to COVID-19 to 398.

As of 8 p.m. Sunday, 122,105 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario, and 5,884 total vaccinations have been completed.

According to COVID-19 Tracker Canada, Ontario is now in the middle of the pack when it comes to provincial progress in vaccinating their populations against COVID-19.

Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, and P.E.I. have all administered more doses per 100,000 than Ontario has.

Premier Doug Ford said Friday, however, that Ontario had ramped up its rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and was quickly running out of doses.

‘We’re all hopeful the federal government will get us more vaccines,” he said at the time. “Without them, hospitals will have to start cancelling appointments and all the progress we’ve made, getting our daily vaccine numbers up, will be lost, as clinics stand by waiting for vaccines from the feds.”

Quebec recorded 1,869 new cases of COVID-19, the provincial government announced Monday morning.



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