Peel Region reports 225 new cases of COVID-19 today

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Published March 12, 2021 at 4:51 pm

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There are 225 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon today.

These totals for Peel Region are the second most cases in Ontario.

Toronto has the most cases today with 371 people testing positive for the virus.

Across Ontario, the number of infected people today is 1,371.

Other areas nearby show 111 new cases in York Region and 109 in Hamilton.

Health Minister Christine Elliott reports that 1,110 more cases of the novel coronavirus were resolved.

More than 64,600 tests were completed since Thursday’s update.

Ontario says that 43,503 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since the last daily report.

A total of 1,062,910 doses of vaccine have been administered in the province so far.

A pilot project offering COVID-19 vaccines in pharmacies was expanding more broadly Friday.

Pharmacies in Toronto, Windsor and Kingston health units are offering Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines to residents between the ages of 60 to 64.

Justin Bates of the Ontario Pharmacists’ Association says interest in the pilot has been overwhelming. 

Individual pharmacies are using their own booking systems and Bates says people should check online before calling due to high call volumes. 

With files from The Canadian Press

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