The Ontario government confirmed 146 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday morning. Seven new deaths linked to the virus have been reported.
Today’s cases are slightly higher than Monday’s 114, but lower than Sunday’s 166, Saturday’s 179, Friday’s 183, Thursday’s 210, Wednesday’s 194, and Tuesday’s 164.
Of the newly announced cases, 43 are in Toronto, 36 in Waterloo, 13 in Peel Region, 11 in Hamilton and 10 in Middlesex-London.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 17,500 tests were performed and 176,834 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered yesterday. Elliott also said that more than 7 million Ontarians are now fully vaccinated.
Ontario reports 146 cases of # COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININE and nearly 17,500 tests performed. Locally, there are 43 new cases in Toronto, 36 in Waterloo Region, 13 in Peel Region, 11 in Hamilton and 10 in Middlesex-London.
– Christine Elliott (@celliottability) July 13, 2021
Ontario is expected to move to Stage 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan on July 16, days ahead of schedule due to rising vaccination rates.
The move allows gyms, fitness studios and indoor restaurants to reopen. Indoor gatherings can have a maximum of 25 people and up to 100 people can meet outdoors.
To date, Ontario has recorded 547,409 cases of COVID-19 and 9,258 deaths.
Correction: Seven deaths were reported on Tuesday. This story has been updated to reflect this number.