Ontario reports 1,791 new COVID-19 cases, 18 new deaths related to virus


Ontario is reporting 1,791 new COVID-19 cases today, and 18 new deaths related to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 495 of the new cases are in Toronto, 350 are in Peel Region, 177 are in York Region and 106 are in Durham Region.

She says more than 49,200 tests have been completed since the last daily report.

Elliott says that as of Saturday evening, a total of 1,521,705 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province since inoculations began.

The province is expanding its COVID-19 immunization campaign to include residents aged 75 and older as of Monday.

Certain pharmacies and family doctors in select regions will also be permitted to give the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot to residents aged 60 and older.