Ontario reports 370 new COVID-19 cases, seven deaths

Ruben Hill
June 17, 2021

Data from the Province of Ontario; visualizations by John Michael McGrath.

According to the University of Oxford's Our World Data report, as of Monday Canada led the world's larger nations in the percentage of first doses delivered to an adult population at 65 per cent. In total, 3,456 people have died (13 new).

Eligibility was accelerated for a second dose this week in seven hot spots where the Delta variant is spreading.

There were 210,611 vaccine doses administered in the last 24-hour period.

Over two million Ontarians have now received both doses of the vaccine and the City of Toronto announced that 20 per cent of residents are now fully vaccinated.

The health unit, which includes the city of Timmins, did not move to the first stage of the province's reopening plan last week. As the Hamilton Spectator reports, the current approach has been to recommend protocols. The health unit has reported 1,901 cases.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 540,810 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 527,162 recoveries and 8,986 deaths.

In London and surrounding Middlesex County, figures published Wednesday show there were 26 new COVID-19 cases recorded in the past day - this after daily new case counts of seven, 18, seven, five and 12 over the previous five days, per unofficial LFP figures. There are 20 known active cases.

"Once complete, individuals who have only received one dose will be able to book their second dose appointment, when eligible, through the provincial booking system, public health units that use their own booking system or participating pharmacies and primary care settings".

More than 64 per cent of Ontarians have now had at least one dose, or almost 75 per cent of residents 18 and older. It did the same for this year to provide businesses with some pandemic relief.

In the Greater Toronto Area, officials reported 67 new cases in Toronto, 47 new cases in Peel Region, 27 new cases in York Region and 13 new cases in Durham Region.

In a tweet, Minister of Health Christine Elliott said Waterloo Region accounts for 71 of Ontario's 384 cases on Wednesday. A screener at the site said about 60 people were turned away after all doses available were administered.

Toronto is now offering in-home second doses of COVID-19 vaccines to homebound residents as vaccinations ramp up across the city. At least 80 per cent of staff in homes operated by Southbridge Care Homes have at least one dose.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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