Ontario reports fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases for 2 straight days

Vaccinating the elderly against Covid19 ongoing in the Province of Ontario.

Ontario is reporting 164 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 168 new cases for the holiday Monday.

The province dips back below 200 new daily infections for two straight days after reporting more than 200 for four days straight.  There were two deaths reported over the past two days. The province is reporting two days of data after not reporting numbers on the holiday Monday.

Locally on Tuesday, there are 45 new cases in the Toronto, 23 in York Region and 22 in Peel Region.  Over 11,500 tests were completed on Aug. 2 and nearly 11,700 tests on Aug. 1.  Ontario administered 41,121 vaccine doses on Sunday and another 31,015 on Monday.

The number of people who have been fully vaccinated in the province surpassed nine million over the weekend.

Ontario pharmacists say thousands of doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are set to expire soon and they warn the supply could go to waste if people don’t show up to get a shot.

The CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists Association said some Moderna shots are set to expire in early August, and generally, supply that arrives in bulk must be used up within 30 days.

Justin Bates said a slowdown in Ontario’s vaccine rollout and the public’s preference for the Pfizer-BioNTech shot have made it difficult for pharmacists to use up the Moderna doses.

–with files from 680news.com