Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie has announced that all residents aged 18 and over in the Region of Peel will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment starting Thursday at 8 a.m.
The move comes just days after Ontario expanded eligibility for the provincial reservation system to 18 and over for residents living in designated hot spots.
Crombie said the expanded eligibility applies to all residents of Peel whether or not they live in a designated hot spot.
Region of Peel will allow everyone 18 and over to book an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine starting Thursday
Ontario is on track to deliver the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 65% of residents aged 18 and over by the end of May, officials said.
Officials took stock of the vaccine’s rollout in the province on Wednesday and said 43% of all adults had received at least one vaccine.
“The light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter with every vaccine administered and together we can stop the spread of COVID-19,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said, adding that until most are fully immunized, sanitary measures must continue to be followed.
The province is expected to receive more than 780,000 doses of Pfizer each week in May, with that number rising to over 930,000 by the week of May 31.
Ontario is expected to receive 388,100 doses of Moderna on Thursday.
65% of people 18 and over in Ontario expected to receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by end of May: officials
An allegation that the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario discriminates against vulnerable people raises important questions, the Divisional Court said on Wednesday as it dismissed the case nonetheless.
In its decision, the court refused to declare the deployment unconstitutional on the grounds that it had no jurisdiction to do so and not because the request was without merit.
Court dismisses Ontario vaccine deployment discrimination lawsuit
Police say they charged a man at Toronto Pearson International Airport after allegedly using a fraudulent COVID-19 document.
International travelers arriving in Canada by air must provide health officials with a negative COVID-19 test result for the past three days.
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State of Business in the Greater Toronto Area
Ontario reported 2,941 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.
- 924 were in Toronto
- 565 were in Peel region
- 254 were in York Region
- 171 were in Durham region
- 114 were in the Halton region
Ontario reports 2,941 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. The provincial total now stands at 479,633.
The death toll in the province rose to 8,187 as an additional 44 deaths were recorded.
The resolved cases increased by 4,361 from the previous day. The government said 45,767 tests were processed in the past 24 hours.
As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, a total of 5,599,723 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the province. This represents an increase of 132,603 vaccines over the past day. There are 381,123 people fully vaccinated with two doses.
Ontario Reports Just Under 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases, 44 Deaths
Officials have listed ventilation data for the new VOCs (variants of concern) detected so far in the province, including B.1.1.7 (first detected in the UK), B.1.351 (detected for the first time in South Africa) and P.1 (first detected in Brazil).
VOC B.1.1.7 is currently the dominant strain with 80,511 confirmed cases, an increase of 2,862 from the previous day. There were 317 confirmed cases of variant B.1.351, an increase of eight, and 1,001 cases of variant P.1, an increase of 30.
According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, 3,761 deaths have been reported among residents and patients of long-term care homes across Ontario, an increase of one. Eleven virus-related deaths in total have been reported among staff.
There are currently 52 outbreaks in the outbreaks, an increase of two from the previous day.
The ministry also said there are currently 60 active cases among long-term care residents and 180 active cases among staff – unchanged and up to five, respectively, in the past day.
– With files from the Canadian Press
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