Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Monday:
Ford pushes for clear delivery date for COVID-19 vaccines
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he wants a clear delivery date for the province’s share of COVID-19 vaccines.
Ford says he’s been asking the federal government for clarity as to how much of what vaccine the province will receive and when, but hasn’t gotten the answers he needs.
62 coronavirus cases linked to Vaughan window manufacturing facility
York Region Public Health says 62 cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a workplace outbreak at State Window Corp. on Hunter’s Valley Road in Vaughan.
The local public health unit said that since the company is not open to the general public, the risk is considered low to York Region residents.
Out of the 62 COVID-19 cases, seven are from York Region, 28 are from Peel Region, 22 are from Toronto and five are from Simcoe-Muskoka.
Status of cases in the GTA
Ontario reported a total of 1,746 new coronavirus cases on Monday.
- 622 were in Toronto
- 390 were in Peel Region
- 217 were in York Region
- 108 were in Durham Region
- 35 were in Halton Region
Ontario reports 1,746 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths
Ontario reported 1,746 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 116,492.
The death toll in the province has risen to 3,656 as eight more deaths were reported.
More than 39,400 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. Resolved cases increased by 1,320 from the previous day.
Ontario long-term care homes
According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 2,223 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario which is an increase of nine deaths.
There are 109 current outbreaks in homes, unchanged from the previous day.
Ontario child care centres and schools
Government figures show there have been a total of 4,573 school-related COVID-19 cases in Ontario — 2,855 among students and 630 among staff (1,088 individuals were not identified). This is an increase of 102 cases over a 24-hour period.
There have been a total of 762 confirmed cases within child care centres and homes — an increase of 14 (12 child cases and two staff cases.)
‘The worst is yet to come’, report warns as Ontario food banks see rise in first-time users
A newly-released report says it’s believed “the worst is yet to come” as Ontario’s food banks recorded seeing an overall 26.5 per cent increase in first-time users within the first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The same report found nearly half of food bank visitors said they’re worried about getting evicted or defaulting on mortgage payments in the coming months, while more than 93 per cent reported borrowing money, accessing a payday loan or using credit to help pay for monthly necessities.
— With files from Daina Goldfinger and The Canadian PressView link »