The new figures raise Ontario’s total number of COVID cases since January 2020 to 448,861 and its death toll to 7,935.
There are 2,271 COVID patients currently in Ontario hospitals (with an estimated 10 per cent of hospitals not submitting data). The number of patients in ICU hit a record 877 reported Monday, with 605 people on ventilators. There were 851 patients in ICU reported on Sunday.
Additionally, 69,308 vaccine doses were administered in the province in the 24-hour period ending Sunday afternoon, for a province-wide total of 4,696,211. The number of Ontarians who have been fully vaccinated increased by 812, to 360,354.
Members of the provincial legislature observed a moment of silence for the death of a 13-year-old girl in Brampton from COVID-19.
The mayor of Brampton, Ont., said the death of the girl in his city from COVID-19 is “heart wrenching” and “horrifying.”
Patrick Brown tweeted his condolences on Sunday night, posting a Globe and Mail article on the girl’s death.
The Globe report said the girl’s mother was in hospital with COVID-19, and the father was caring for the child at home when she became unresponsive and was rushed to hospital.
Ontario Conservative politicians were once again under fire in the legislature on Monday from Opposition MPPs asking when the government will implement paid leave as recommended by the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table to help ensure essential workers can stay home when they are sick or exposed to the virus.
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