Ford to announce new restrictions tomorrow as COVID cases continue to climb

Ford to announce new restrictions tomorrow as COVID cases continue to climb

Broken down by specific health region, she said this equates to 352 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 492 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 73 in the Island Health region, 106 in the Interior Health region, 43 in the Northern Health region, and two new cases in people who normally reside outside of Canada.

Toronto schools will be closed to in-person learning starting on Wednesday.

The chief medical officers of health for Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa made the recommendations in a letter to Dr. David Williams, the province's top doctor. He said the plan would involve mobile vaccination units that are already being used in some hard-hit neighbourhoods.

But Tory said the province needs to go further by working with the federal government to expand paid sick leave programs to help workers stay home and self-isolate.

Ford said the government is now working on a plan to vaccinate essential workers and teachers, but those workers won't get their shots until mid-May, according to the province's framework released Tuesday.

Quebec, meanwhile, has added five municipalities south of Quebec City to a list of cities that will have to abide by strict lockdown rules. It's twice as likely to send patients to intensive care and three times as likely to require ventilation, officials have said.

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Subsequently, from April 1, 2021, all persons aged 45 years and above are eligible for Covid vaccination . This includes 6,86,78,838 first doses and 1,04,26,325 second doses.

The province reported 3,065 new cases and eight deaths on Tuesday. The province's daily counts topped 1,000 both for the time periods between Thursday to Friday, and Friday to Saturday.

"There have been 23 new COVID-19 related deaths since April 1, for a total of 1,486 deaths in British Columbia". The current five-day test positivity rate is 5.1 per cent provincially and 4.3 per cent in Winnipeg.

Vaccinations are one line of defense against the spread of COVID-19. Nova Scotia has 32 active reported infections.

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting no new COVID-19 cases.

"As expected, an increasing number of new cases of COVID-19 are variants of concern, and this is anticipated to continue as these variants take over from earlier virus strains", Henry said during a press conference.

As of 8 a.m. tomorrow, all people 71 years and older, Indigenous peoples 18 and older, and those who have received their "clinically extremely vulnerable" letter in the mail may book their vaccine appointment online, by telephone through B.C.'s new provincial call-in centre or in-person at a Service BC location.

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