There are now 33 cases with pending residence information There are currently 324 cases that are health care workers; however, the source of the infections is not related to their work environments in all instances. "We will vaccinate the people who work there, the personal care workers, the health-care workers, those essential visitors who are also crucial to their care, and that in and of itself will change dramatically the risk to the residents in those long-term care homes". There are 11 schools in Ontario now closed because of COVID-19 cases and 853 schools with one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Transmission of all three cases was attributed to close contact, the health unit said on its online dashboard.
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"That is why, based on the guidance of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization and the recommendations of our COVID-19 task force, the government will prioritize those living in long term care homes, retirement residences as well as our frontline health care workers who are so critical to our COVID-19 response", Hillier said in a statement.
There are now 725 people hospitalized across the province, including 213 in ICU and 121 on ventilators.
Since yesterday's update, the province's public health labs have processed 39,198 tests, which produced a five per cent positivity rate.
"We want to run an efficient and equitable COVID-19 vaccination program for Ontario in order to provide every eligible person in the province with the opportunity to voluntarily get vaccinated against COVID-19".
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Ontario logged 129,234 cases in total, with 109,402 resolved and a total of 3,798 deaths since the pandemic began. A little under 100 of the cases had no known source of infection.
Elliott says the province will issue government documentation so that people can prove they have received the vaccine. It is the first of four vaccine candidates being reviewed by Health Canada.
Almost 45,300 tests were completed over the last day and there are 1,412 more resolved cases.
The Financial Accountability Officer said those funds were earmarked for three reserves, including two related to pandemic spending.
The budget also says that money that remains unspent in reserves by the end of the fiscal year will be used to reduce the deficit and provincial debt. Of the 26 in intensive care six are in the North Central.
Given the worsening indicators, Premier François Legault told reporters today the province hasn't ruled out stricter lockdown measures and urged Quebecers to follow public health rules.