Announcement on possible new restrictions coming to Mississauga, Brampton and Ontario

Published March 31, 2021 at 3:57 pm

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his government will make an announcement tomorrow on possible new restrictions aimed at fighting the third wave of COVID-19 in Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto and possibly all of Ontario. 

He says residents need to take precautions against the virus and refrain from gathering over the Easter weekend. 

Ford’s comments come after a report shows there are now more COVID-19 patients in Ontario intensive care units than at any other point in the pandemic. 

Critical Care Services Ontario counted 421 hospital patients with COVID-related critical illness as of midnight. 

Ontario Hospital Association president Anthony Dale shared the report online, noting the new record.

On March 31, Health Minister Christine Elliott announced that 2,333 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, with over 52,500 tests completed. There are 785 new cases in Toronto, 433 in Peel, 222 in York Region, 153 in Hamilton, 124 in Ottawa and 120 in Durham.

Ontario also reported 15 more deaths linked to the virus.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says the government hasn’t done enough to prevent people from getting severely ill. 

UPDATE: 28-day ‘shutdown’ coming to Mississauga, Brampton and the rest of Ontario

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