Ontario reports 3,326 new COVID-19 cases, 62 deaths

Long-term care residents accounted for 29 of today's reported deaths


Ontario reported 3,326 new COVID-19 cases and 62 deaths on January 14 as the province enters a month-long stay-at-home order.

The order limits outdoor gatherings and reduces business hours, among other measures, to curb transmission of the virus as COVID-19 overwhelm the hospital system.

Long-term care residents accounted for 29 of the reported deaths, along with three people between the ages of 40 and 59.

There are now 259 long-term care homes experiencing an active outbreak in the province.

The province reported 2,961 new cases on Wednesday 2,903 on Tuesday and 3,338 on Monday. The seven-day rolling average has reached 3,452.

Regionally, there are 968 new cases in Toronto, 572 in Peel, 357 in York Region and 268 in Windsor-Essex County.

The province completed 71,169 tests in the past 24 hours, marking a 5.1 per cent positivity rate, down from six per cent yesterday.

Ontario has administered 159,021 doses of the vaccine and has completed 13,293 vaccinations. Just over 14,000 were administered in the past day.

The province announced the phase 2 rollout of the immunization plan on Wednesday, which will include teachers, first responders and people over the age of 80.

There are a total of 29,307 active cases in Ontario as of January 14 and 1,657 hospitalizations. Of those hospitalized, 388 are in intensive care and 280 of those patients are on ventilators.

To date, there have been 228,310 total COVID-19 cases in Ontario, including 193,814 resolved – up 3,593 from the day before. 5,189 people have died from the virus.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on January 14

The following regions reported five or more new COVID-19 cases:

Toronto = 968

Peel = 572

York Region = 357

Windsor-Essex County = 268

Niagara Region = 165

Ottawa = 144

City of Hamilton = 107

Middlesex-London = 102

Region of Waterloo = 100

Durham Region = 93

Halton Region = 85

Simcoe Muskoka District = 80

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 57

Eastern Ontario = 39

Huron Perth = 29

Brant County = 29

Lambton = 20

Thunder Bay District = 19

Southwestern = 18

Chatham-Kent = 17

Grey Bruce = 11

Haldimand-Norfolk = 8

Peterborough = 7

Sudbury & Districts = 6

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District = 6

Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington = 5

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