Ontario Coronavirus

Ontario reports 1,172 new coronavirus cases, 67 more deaths

Ontario reports 1,172 new coronavirus cases, 67 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 1,172 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 272,097. The daily case total comes amid the provincial government and Toronto Public Health’s migration and reconciling of data, which has been impacting daily counts for several days. “On February 1, Toronto Public …

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Cities across Ontario call for clarity on rules around pet grooming services under COVID-19 lockdown

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Several Ontario cities are asking the province to clarify rules around pet grooming services, saying current pandemic restrictions aren’t clear on whether businesses specializing in the services can operate. Pet grooming businesses were ordered closed when a provincial lockdown took effect in late December, according to the Ministry of …

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Ontario reports 745 new coronavirus cases, notes underestimation from data system migration

Ontario reports 745 new coronavirus cases, notes underestimation from data system migration

Ontario is reporting 745 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, an underestimation of the day’s count, bringing the provincial total to 270,925. The Ontario government noted that Toronto Public Health migrated all of their data to the provincial data system called CCM and it impacted the daily count. …

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Ontario ministers to appear before long-term care commission in the coming weeks

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TORONTO — Ontario’s minister of health and minister of long-term care will appear before a commission examining how COVID-19 spread in the province’s long-term care system. The offices for both Health Minister Christine Elliott and Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton confirmed Monday they will be interviewed by the commission …

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Ontario confirms 1st case of South African coronavirus variant with no known link to travel

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The Ontario government has announced the first known confirmed case of the South African coronavirus variant and officials say there is no known link to travel. Dr. David Williams, the province’s chief medical officer of health, said Monday afternoon that the case involves a resident in Peel Region who …

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Ontario reports under 2,000 new coronavirus cases, 36 more deaths

Ontario reports under 2,000 new coronavirus cases, 36 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 1,969 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 270,180. However, the government noted Monday’s case count is an overestimation. “As Toronto Public Health migrates to the provincial data system, CCM, additional records were reported for Toronto Public Health today, resulting in …

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Ontario judge mulls whether keeping kids out of COVID-19 hot spot is best for mental health

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An Ontario judge says he’s wrestling with the issue of whether to order a woman and her three children to honour a family custody agreement by returning to Ontario or allow them to remain in Newfoundland to protect the kids from the mental health tolls of the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Ontario reports 1,848 coronavirus cases, 43 deaths

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Ontario reported 1,848 cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 268,211. In Toronto, 726 cases were reported, 306 in Peel Region, and 168 in York Region. “Due to a data catch-up, Toronto Public Health is reporting approximately 300 additional cases …

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Coronavirus: Ontario’s top doctors ask government to reopen schools before other sectors

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Ontario’s regional public health officials are asking the province to prioritize opening schools before other public health restrictions are lifted. The chair of the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health has written to the provincial health and education ministers, asking for deployment of extra measures including getting children …

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Doctor in Sioux Lookout, Ont., area says spike in COVID-19 cases is a ‘wake up call’

Doctor in Sioux Lookout, Ont., area says spike in COVID-19 cases is a ‘wake up call’

A small spike in COVID-19 cases in northwestern Ontario Indigenous communities is a “wake-up call” for the area, a public health physician said Saturday as the province reported 2,063 new cases of the illness and 73 more deaths. Dr. John Guilfoyle with the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority …

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