Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on May 23 – fr

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Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on May 23 – fr


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


Immunization clinic held at Toronto City Hall

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is being held at Toronto City Hall on Sunday for residents aged 12 and older who wish to be vaccinated for the first time.

The clinic started operating at 10 a.m. and is expected to operate while supplies last.

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Officials said no appointment was required. Those seeking to be photographed must provide proof of address.

Migrant workers are welcome and a health card is not required, officials said.

Anti-vaccine protesters were seen in Nathan Phillips Square while the clinic was underway.


Woman urges mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for long-term care staff amid Vaughan outbreak

The daughter of a long-term care resident in Ontario says staff who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 pose a significant risk to people living at home and are calling for mandatory vaccines for all workers.

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Patricia Tomasi says the administration told her that only about 60 percent of staff at Maple Health Center – where her mother lives – have received an injection so far.

“So now they’re causing epidemics,” Tomasi said. “We get emails from home every day saying, ‘Oh, more employees have COVID’ – So there’s still an epidemic.”

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Ontarians aged 12 and over can now reserve a vaccine

Ontarians aged 12 and over can now reserve COVID-19 vaccines through the provincial system.

They can book through the provincial online portal, call center, and pharmacies offering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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Ontarians Aged 12 and Over Can Now Reserve COVID-19 Vaccine

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State of Business in the Greater Toronto Area

Ontario reported 1,691 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

From these:

  • 455 were in Toronto
  • 326 were in Peel region
  • 173 were in York Region
  • 96 were in Durham region
  • 50 were in the Halton region

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Ontario Reports Nearly 1,700 New Cases, 15 Deaths

Ontario reported 1,691 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 522,465.

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By comparison, last Sunday 2,199 cases were reported.

Fifteen new deaths were also announced on May 23, bringing the provincial death toll to 8,614.

Provincial figures show there are 1,041 people hospitalized with the virus (down from 166), including 693 in intensive care due to COVID-19 (down from 13), including 480 on a ventilator (down from 24) .

However, the province noted that more than 10% of hospitals had not submitted their daily bed count for the Sunday report – as is often the case on weekends – which could lead to a number of hospitalizations. lower than it actually is.


No update on provincial COVID figures Monday

The Ontario government will not provide an update on provincial COVID-19 numbers on Monday, being the Victoria Day holiday.

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Monday’s figures will be available on Tuesday.


Over 140,000 additional vaccines administered in Ontario

As of Saturday evening, 8,065,607 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Ontario, an increase of 140,330.

To date, 531,603 people in the province are considered fully immunized.

– With files from Hannah Jackson and The Canadian Press

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