More than 1,380 new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon on Tuesday

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Published January 4, 2022 at 2:44 pm

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Peel Public Health is reporting another 1,384 new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon on Tuesday as more than 11,000 new cases are being reported across Ontario.

Of Tuesday’s new cases, PPH said 663 of the new cases were in Brampton, 606 were in Mississauga and another 115 cases were in Caledon and other areas.

There have been 140,075 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 across the Region of Peel according to PPH. Of those cases, 128,256 have recovered and approximately 11,000 are pending.

William Osler Health System has declared a “Code Orange” in Brampton as an increase in COVID-19 patients and staffing challenges are impacting hospital capacity.

Across Ontario, 11,352 new COVID-19 cases and 10 new deaths were reported on Tuesday. The province said nearly 1,300 people are in hospital with the virus, and 266 are in ICUs.

The seven-day rolling average for cases on Tuesday came in at 14,435, up significantly from just over 8,000 cases a week ago.

Ontario will reintroduce COVID-19 restrictions as of Wednesday in an effort to blunt the spread of the Omicron variant.

Some of the new measures include social gathering limited to five people indoors and 10 people outdoors, all publicly funded and private schools will move to remote learning until at least Jan. 17, and restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments must close indoor dining rooms.

Indoor sport and recreational fitness facilities including gyms must also be closed, except for athletes training for the Olympics and Paralympics and select professional and elite amateur sport leagues.

Last week, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore announced sweeping changes to the province’s PCR testing eligibility and COVID-19 isolation requirements following a sharp increase in cases due to the Omicron variant of the virus.

The most recent numbers from PPH show 92.2 per cent of Peel residents over 12 years old have had at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 88.8 per cent have received two doses as of Dec. 31.

Some 87.4 per cent of people over 5 years old have received at least one vaccine shot, and 81.8 per cent have received two doses.

 

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