Ontario Reports Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases in 2 Weeks – .

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Ontario Reports Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases in 2 Weeks – .


Ontario is reporting 185 new cases of COVID-19 and seven more deaths on Thursday.

this is the most new cases of COVID-19 in two weeks.

The test positivity rate is 0.9%, up from 0.5% a week ago.

There have been 19,599 tests performed in the past 24 hours.

The province’s COVID-19 scientific advisory table on Wednesday released its recommendations on whether the the province should issue a vaccination certificate to those who have been fully vaccinated.

The 21-page brief released Wednesday suggests they could allow high-risk environments to be reopened sooner and / or at increased capacity.

It says the certificate could be used to regulate entry into high-risk locations including gyms, restaurants, cultural and sporting events, and could also be used in environments such as schools and workplaces. that require compulsory vaccination.

Premier Doug Ford strongly opposed the idea of ​​a vaccine passport, saying, “We are not going to have a divided society.

“I never believed in the evidence. Everyone gets their proof when they get the vaccine, ”Ford said last week.

The Toronto Region Chamber of Commerce has called on the Ontario government this week to introduce a vaccine passport system for non-essential business activities.

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