COVID-19: Deaths in Ontario now exceed 5,000; hospitalizations hit one other document excessive; Ottawa councillor requires enforcement of out of doors recreation limits

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In response to COVID-19 Tracker Canada, Ontario is now in the midst of the pack with regards to provincial progress in vaccinating their populations towards COVID-19.

Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, and P.E.I. have all administered extra doses per 100,000 than Ontario has.

Premier Doug Ford mentioned Friday, nevertheless, that Ontario had ramped up its rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and was rapidly operating out of doses.

‘We’re all hopeful the federal authorities will get us extra vaccines,” he mentioned on the time. “With out them, hospitals must begin cancelling appointments and all of the progress we’ve made, getting our each day vaccine numbers up, will likely be misplaced, as clinics stand by ready for vaccines from the feds.”


On Friday, Ford informed Ontarians that “we’re in a determined state of affairs,” and if the essential public well being measures continued to be ignored “the implications will likely be extra dire.”

Not solely will extra folks get sick and hospitals be overwhelmed, mentioned Ford, the province-wide shutdown gained’t finish as scheduled on the finish of January, and “extra excessive measures” must be thought-about.

Ontario’s shutdown was introduced Dec. 21 and got here into impact on Dec. 26. Since that point, the province has escalated its response to rising COVID-19 infections by extending the closure of faculties in southern Ontario by two weeks, and lengthening the lockdown timeline in northern Ontario to match it in the remainder of the province.

Ford mentioned Friday that new modelling will likely be rolled out early this week, which he described as “a wake-up name” to anybody who’s seen it.