Over 500 new COVID-19 cases reported in Peel

 

Ontario is reporting 3,270 new cases of COVID-19 today.

Twenty-nine more people have died from the virus. 

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 917 cases are in Toronto, 581 in Peel, 389 in York Region and 246 in Windsor-Essex County. 

There are 1,190 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, including 333 patients in intensive care. 

As of 8 p.m. on Sunday night, the province says 42,419 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario. 

Of those, 4,808 doses were administered Sunday. 

Meanwhile, students across Ontario returned to the virtual classroom today as part of a provincewide lockdown. 

Students in northern Ontario and elementary students in southern Ontario will resume in-person learning next week.

High schoolers in southern Ontario will continue online learning until Jan. 25. 

The move is part of a provincial lockdown that began on Boxing Day and is set to last until Jan. 9 in northern Ontario and Jan. 23 in southern Ontario. 

The Canadian Press

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