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Ontario extending emergency orders to protect vulnerable populations

Ontario/IBNS: In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is extending most orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA) for additional 30 days, with the exception of drinking water systems and sewage works.

Candian physician calls for travel ban following surge in Covid-19 cases

British Columbia/IBNS: After seeing a surge in the number of Covid patients from Ontario and Quebec after the holidays, Dr. Annie Gareau,  an emergency physician at Whistler Health Care Centre told Radio-Canada about her concern and called on the B.C. government to contain travel from other provinces.

Canada: Ontario issues stay-at-home order amid spike in Covid-19 cases

Ontario/IBNS: Canadian province Ontario has issued a provincial stay-at-home order and fresh restrictions in view of the surge in Covid-19 cases.

Ontario's Covid single-day record surges to 3,519 cases, 89 deaths, Justin Trudeau to discuss vaccination rollout

Ontario/IBNS: Ontario is reporting a rapid surge of new single-day record of 3,519 COVID-19 cases and 89 deaths, which has pushed the seven-day average of new daily cases to a new high of 3,141, with a test positivity rate of 6.1 percent, Ontario's health officials said.   

Ontario promises to get all nursing home residents, staff in hot zones vaccinated by Jan 21

Ontario/IBNS:  As the Ontario government faces pressure to speed up the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the province has promised to get all nursing home residents, staff, and essential caregivers in hot zones vaccinated by Jan 21, media reports said.

Canada: Ontario reports 3,270 new COVID-19 cases today

Ontario/IBNS: Ontario reported another 3,270 cases of COVID-19 on Monday resulting in the seven-day average of daily cases approaching 3,000 for the first time, city's health officials said.

Ontario reports third record day in a row of 3,328 new COVID-19 cases, 56 new deaths

Ontario/IBNS: Canada's Ontario city reported for a third record day in a row 3,328 new COVID-19 infections and 56 deaths both well above the previous highs since infections began rising again in Sept, media reports said.

Ontario reports record-high 2,553 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario/IBNS: A single-day high of 2,553 new cases of COVID-19 was reported by Ontario on Tuesday, with 895 in Toronto, 496 in Peel Region, 147 in Windsor-Essex, 144 in Hamilton, and 142 in York Region bringing the province's seven-day average to 2,236.

Two cases of new coronavirus variant registered in Canada: Health official

Ontario/Sputnik: The first two cases of the new coronavirus strain that emerged in the UK earlier this month have been confirmed in Canada, Ontario authorities announced in a statement.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford orders all of Ontario to be in lockdown from Dec. 26

Ontario/IBNS: In an effort to contain COVID-19 case numbers and prevent hospitals and their intensive care units from being overwhelmed, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Monday that all of Ontario will move into a lockdown on Boxing Day, Dec 26 starting at 12:01 a.m.

Toronto to receive Ontario's 1st doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine today

Ontario/IBNS: Toronto will receive the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, said retired general Rick Hillier, the head of the province's vaccine distribution task force.

Ontario reports alarming single-day record of 1,855 new Covid 19 cases

Ontario/IBNS: Ontario reported another single-day highest record of 1,855 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday despite Ontario being locked down since the beginning of this week, media reports said.

Ontario's 7-day average of COVID-19 infections falls to lowest point since Nov 13

Toronto/IBNS: Another 1,210 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ontario on Thursday,  a third straight day of decreases, and down from 1,575 last Thursday, dropping the seven-day average to 1,369, the lowest since Nov 13, media reports said.

Canada: Ontario registers 569 fresh cases of COVID-19

Toronto/IBNS: Ontario's newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday drove the seven-day average down to about 1,423, from 1,443 on Nov 16, media reports said.

Ontario's new COVID-19 cases of 1,575 break its previous one-day record

Toronto, Nov 12 (IBNS): Ontario's renewed surge in infections on Nov 12 with a record high of 1,575 Covid-19 cases as against 1,426 on Nov 11, broke its previous single-day record, media reports said.