Mayor John Tory will be joined by Toronto’s medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa and Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg to provide an update on the city’s COVID-19 cases and the ongoing response to the pandemic on Wednesday.
Ontario reported a single-day record of 2,553 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The provincial total now stands at 175,908.
According to Tuesday’s provincial report, 895 cases were recorded in Toronto, 496 were in Peel Region, 147 in Windsor-Essex County, 144 in Hamilton, 142 in York Region, 115 in Niagara Region and 108 in Durham Region.
On Tuesday, the head of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine program said the province expects to receive the Moderna shot on Wednesday, with immunizations to start in long-term care homes soon after.
Retired Gen. Rick Hillier said roughly 50,000 doses are set to be delivered to four sites, then redistributed to long-term care and retirement homes.
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