Doug Ford praised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for winning Monday’s election in an open letter before saying it was a controversial campaign. Ford says he knows many people are concerned that their civil liberties are being hampered by the certificates due to be introduced on Wednesday. Certificates proving that a person has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be required to enter a gym, theater, or dine inside a restaurant.
“I understand your concerns about protecting your civil liberties and your right to privacy. While many fully vaccinated people like me share these concerns, the bigger concern is having to shut down again or experiencing a sudden spike in cases like in Alberta and Saskatchewan, ”said Ford mentioned.
“COVID-19 doesn’t care about partisanship or politics and I will continue to work closely with the Prime Minister. “
Meanwhile, Ontario reported 574 new cases of COVID-19 and eight more deaths related to the disease on Tuesday.
Among the cases reported today with known vaccination status:
- 351, or 61.1%, were found in unvaccinated people.
- 33, or 5.7 percent, received a single dose.
- 140, or 24.4 percent, received two doses.
The seven-day moving average now stands at 710.
Additional cases reported on Tuesday include 104 in Toronto, 80 in Peel, 55 in Ottawa, 44 in York, 34 in Windsor, 31 in Halton, 19 in London and 18 in Hamilton.
Here are some other indicators and key figures of the pandemic of Daily provincial update from the Ministry of Health:
Tests carried out in the last 24 hours: 23 631.
Province-wide test positivity rate: 2.4 percent.
Active cases: 6 178.
ICU patients with COVID-related illnesses: 179; 130 needed a ventilator to breathe.
Deaths: Eight, bringing the official balance sheet to 9,663.
Vaccination : 21,434,434 doses have been administered to date. Almost 85.2 percent of Ontarians aged 12 or older have now received at least one dose of a vaccine, while 79.2 percent have received two doses.