Ontario’s associate chief medical officer of health Dr. Barbara Yaffe, alongside Dr. Vanessa Allen, chief of microbiology and laboratory science at Public Health Ontario, are expected to provide an update Tuesday on the province’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario reported 2,005 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 171,416.
Eighteen additional deaths were also announced, bringing the provincial death toll to 4,377.
A provincewide lockdown meant to bring down COVID-19 case counts also took effect Saturday in Ontario. The restrictions will remain in place for southern Ontario until Jan. 23, but will lift for northern Ontario on Jan. 9.
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