The Province of Ontario has confirmed 1,546 new cases of COVID-19 this morning, bringing the total number of cases in the Province to 332,119.
Ontario reported another 1,546 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, as the number of patients with the illness being treated in intensive care units continued a slow but steady climb.
Officials said about half of the new cases were found in the two continuing hotspots, Toronto and the Peel Region to its west, and more 50 new cases were variants of concern.
On Monday, the seven-day average for number of infections logged in Ontario stood at 1,599.
Ontario reports 868 people are hospitalized with the virus, an increase of 55 from Monday.
This comes as the variants of concern (VOC) now make up 50 per cent of all new cases in Toronto, and the positivity rating in Ontario is at its highest level since February 1.
It is the highest number of ICU patients since February 8.
Beginning March 10, 2021, select pharmacies in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Toronto and Windsor-Essex County are booking appointments for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for eligible people between the ages of 60 and 64.
Elliott says, "Ontario hospitals have faced extraordinary challenges and our hospital workers have worked tirelessly to deliver exceptional care for patients and families across the province".
"Over $1.2 billion in funding to help hospitals manage the financial pressures created by COVID-19", said Premier Doug Ford.
You can find a complete break down of the Provincial numbers online here.