More than 1,400 new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon

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Published December 29, 2021 at 3:50 pm

Ontario set another daily case count record on Wednesday (Dec. 29) as more than 1,400 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

The latest update from Peel Public Health (PPH) showed there were 1,439 new COVID-19 cases of the virus recorded on Wednesday across the Region of Peel.

Of the new and updated case counts, PPH said 773 of the new cases were reported in Mississauga, 540 were in Brampton, and another 126 cases were in Caledon and other areas.

Ontario reported a record 10,436 new cases and three net new deaths on Wednesday, just days after a previous record-breaking case count of 10,412 on Christmas Day.

Experts have said the actual number of cases is likely far higher than those reported each day due to many public health units across the province reaching their testing capacity limit.

The City of Brampton intends to proceed with in-person New Year’s Eve celebrations on Friday, while Mississauga has opted to cancel New Year’s Eve fireworks and events, citing surge in COVID-19 cases.

The seven day-rolling average of new cases in the province now sits at 9,183, which is more than double the rolling average of 3,520 one week ago.

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There have been 130,104 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 across the Region of Peel according to PPH. Of those cases, 122,342 have recovered and 6,727 are pending.

PPH said there have been more than 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the Region between Dec. 22 and Dec. 28, bringing the total number of shots in arms to more than 2,800,00.

The most recent numbers from PPH show 92.1 per cent of Peel residents over 12 years old have had at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 88.7 per cent have received two doses.

Some 87.2 per cent of people over 5 years old have received at least one vaccine shot, and 81.7 per cent have received two doses.

 

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