The province reported 4,427 daily doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered as of 8 p.m. Saturday — down from 11,161 daily doses Friday — with the total administered reaching 280,573. A total of 62,881 vaccinations have been completed.
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Ontario is reporting 2,417 cases of #COVID19 and over 48,900 tests completed. Locally, there are 785 new cases in Toronto, 404 in Peel, 215 in York Region and 121 in Niagara.
As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 280,573 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability)
A spokesman for the Middlesex-London Health Unit says they can’t provide the exact age or any other details about him, but added he is the youngest person with COVID-19 in the county to have died from the virus.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 255,002 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. Of those, 225,046 have recovered and 5,803 people have died.
Meanwhile, Health Canada had approved Ottawa-based Spartan Bioscience’s COVID-19 test kit for emergency use, a a move that the company’s co-founder called a “game changer” for making diagnoses and reopening the economy.
Also this weekend, the province has expanded its “big-box blitz” of workplace inspections for compliance with COVID-19 restrictions.
The blitz, which the government said it developed in consultation with local health units, first rolled out in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.
More than 300 provincial offences officers, plus local public health inspectors and municipal bylaw officers, will continue visiting other workplaces such stores, restaurants providing take-out and gas stations.
QUEBEC COVID-19 UPDATES
Quebec reported 1,457 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the cumulative total to 253,633. The seven-day rolling average of cases now stands at 1,560, the lowest it’s been since early December. The province also reported an additional 41 deaths, 12 of which occurred in the previous 24 hours.
A total of 9,478 deaths have now been attributed to the virus in Quebec.
-With files from The Canadian Press and Postmedia.
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