COVID-19: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on April 13

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COVID-19: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on April 13


Here are the latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Tuesday:


Ontario Moves To Create More Critical Care Beds In Hospitals As COVID-19 Cases Rise

Ontario says it will add hundreds of intensive care beds this week to help the influx of COVID-19 cases pushing the health care system to the brink of collapse.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said the government is exploring options to increase hospital capacity and staffing levels as worrying variants take their toll in the province.

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Ontario hospitals forced to reorganize staffing as COVID-19 cases push them to the edge of capacity

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Ontario releases more details on vaccinations for people 18 and over in sensitive neighborhoods

Ontario officials have said that people aged 18 and over living in high-risk areas – defined by certain postal codes – are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine through mobile or pop-up clinics.

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“Host” organizations, defined as faith-based organizations, community settings and employer-hosted work clinics, will promote mobile and pop-up clinics in sensitive “high-risk” areas and schedule appointments.

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UHN suspends vaccine registrations for 18-49 year olds in 3 hot spots

The University Health Network (UHN) says it has suspended vaccine registration for people aged 18 to 49 in three red light districts in Toronto due to limited supply.

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UHN opened registration to this age group on Monday for those in neighborhoods with the following postal codes: M5V, M6E and M6H.

“We have 20,000 people registered with identified postal codes – and vaccine supplies are not from the federal government, so we have suspended person registration and will close the BMO Center vaccination site in Toronto Western and operate our clinic in MaRS at 25% capacity, ”UHN said in a statement.

UHN called for more federal government procurement.

“We will keep individuals on the register until we can either make an appointment for them because there are more vaccines or, if the mass immunization clinics have vaccines, we can send a list of them. enrolled in this system, ”the statement said.

State of affairs in the Greater Toronto Area

Ontario reported 3,670 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday.

From these:

  • 1016 were in Toronto
  • 613 were in Peel region
  • 519 were in York Region
  • 196 were in Durham region
  • 157 were in the Halton region


Ontario Reports More Than 3,600 New COVID-19 Cases, 15 Deaths

Ontario is reporting 3,670 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 394,679.

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The death toll in the province rose to 7,582 as 15 other deaths were recorded.

The resolved cases increased by 2,573 from the previous day. The government said 42,167 tests were processed in the past 24 hours.

At 8 p.m. on Monday, 3,310,157 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered. This marks an increase of 95,692 vaccines over the past day. There are 335,262 people fully vaccinated with two doses.

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Variants of concern in Ontario

Authorities have listed ventilation data for the new VOCs (variants of concern) detected so far in the province, which consist of B.1.1.7 (first detected in the UK), B.1.351 (detected for the first time in South Africa), P .1 (first detected in Brazil).

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VOC B.1.1.7 is currently the dominant strain with 20,487 confirmed cases, an increase of 3,947 from the previous day. There were also 81 confirmed cases of variant B.1.351, which is unchanged, and 143 cases of variant P.1, an increase of three.


Cases, Deaths and Outbreaks in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, 3,755 deaths have been reported among residents and patients of long-term care homes across Ontario, which is unchanged.

There are currently 36 outbreaks in homes, down five from the previous day.

The ministry also said there were currently 21 active cases among long-term care residents and 115 active cases among staff – down from three and five, respectively, on the last day.

– With files from the Canadian Press

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