York Region pushed back to phase two lockdown

  • York Region pushed back to phase two lockdown

York Region pushed back to phase two lockdown

The new hires will help track, trace and isolate new cases of COVID-19 and many will be starting in the coming days.

Meanwhile, another staff member at the Garry J. Armstrong long-term care home operated by the city has tested positive, said manager Donna Gray in a memo to city council.

There were nine deaths reported this past Tuesday, but prior to that it had been months since the fatality number had been that high.

The province's pandemic death toll climbed by 14 to 6,032, according to the Health Ministry.

"That greatly reduced the amount of movement that people particpated in, and there was a great shutdown in public gatherings and public venues, therefore the number of contacts per case is much less than it is now". The province now has a total of 54,686 recovered patients.

The province is partnering with an Ontario-based recruitment firm that has extensive experience in supplying COVID-19 staffing resources. Of those patients, 72 are in the intensive care unit and 42 are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.

Cases per 100,000 are now at 39, well above the provincial average, Ford says.

There were 98 more COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario schools, with 485 or 10 per cent of them now having students and staff infected.

A total of 712 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed across Ontario today: 213 in Toronto, 135 in Peel, 108 in Ottawa, 62 in York Region and 46 in Halton.

On Friday the Manitoba government announced it would impose increased COVID-19 restrictions in Winnipeg on Monday, while the Ontario government plans to do the same in York Region, north of Toronto.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 44,700 tests were completed.