New COVID-19 cases in Mississauga and Brampton drop by half in past 24-hours

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Published October 19, 2021 at 1:53 pm

New COVID-19 cases in Mississauga and Brampton drop by half in past 24-hours

Mississauga and Brampton reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 today (Oct. 19) as Peel Region inches closer to its target of vaccinating 90 per cent of eligible residents.

Tuesday’s numbers are a drop by more than half in both cities compared to cases reported on Monday. According to the Peel Public Health (PHP), Mississauga recorded 11 new cases on Tuesday and Brampton reported seven.

Data from the Region shows 87.9 per cent of eligible residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 82.5 per cent have received two doses.

Province-wide, there were 328 cases reported on Tuesday as well as four COIVD-19 deaths on Tuesday, up from two deaths the day before.

On Tuesday, the province urged Ontarians to get flu shot along with their COVID-19 vaccines. Flu shots will be available for all Ontarians starting in November, and some at-risk Ontarians can already receive influenza vaccinations through to the end of October.

For more information on how to get a COVID-19 vaccine visit www.peelregion.ca.

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