Ontario, Alberta to lower minimum age for AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine to 40 from 55

Ontario and Alberta will start offering the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine to people age 40 and over starting Tuesday.A spokesperson for Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said the shot will be offered at pharmacies and primary care settings. In a statement Sunday, Alexandra...

What you can and cannot do now that Ontario has tightened its stay-at-home order

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced new public health measures on Friday that tighten the stay-at-home order already in place and include new restrictions on travel between provinces.The stay-at-home order, first imposed on April 8 for four weeks, will now be extended until May...

‘Our situation is dire,’ top health official says as Ontario sees 4,736 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario reported 4,736 new cases of COVID-19 — the most ever on a single day — and a third-wave high of 29 more deaths of people with the illness on Thursday as total hospitalizations climbed to more than 1,900.There are 1,932 patients with...

Ontario is adding hundreds of ICU beds. But does it have the resources to support them?

As ICU admissions continue to soar in Ontario, critical care doctors and nurses are warning that the province's plan to add hundreds of new critical care beds alone will not improve the situation they're currently facing in this deadly third wave...

Government, Sanofi officials unveil $925M in vaccine funding in Toronto

Representatives from all three levels of government announced joint funding to expand Canada's vaccine manufacturing capacity in Toronto on Wednesday morning.  The federal government will spend $415 million on the partnership with Sanofi Pasteur Ltd. Ontario's government will contribute $55 million to the project.  ...

Ford government hitting ’emergency brake’ to put all Ontario in lockdown: sources

Ontario Premier Doug Ford's government will announce on Thursday that it's putting the entire province under lockdown restrictions for 28 days, multiple sources tell CBC News. View original article here Source

Ford says ‘stay tuned’ for announcement Thursday as Ontario’s COVID-19 ICU admissions hit new high

Admissions of COVID-19 patients to Ontario's intensive care units (ICUs) have surpassed the previous pandemic high, a government agency that tracks hospitalizations said Wednesday, as the province reported another 2,333 cases of the illness. View original article here Source

‘Don’t make plans for Easter’: Ford hints at restrictions as Ontario sees 2,336 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario confirmed 2,336 more cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, as a government agency that tracks hospitalizations reported the biggest single-day jump in admissions of patients to intensive care since the pandemic began. View original article here Source

New data shows COVID-19 pandemic now ‘completely out of control’ in Ontario, key scientific adviser says

A new briefing note from a panel of science experts advising the Ontario government on COVID-19 shows a province at a tipping point. View original article here Source

Ford providing update as Ontario sees 2,094 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario reported another 2,094 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, as the number of vaccine doses given out in the province surpassed two million. View original article here Source
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