TORONTO – The two provinces driving Canada’s overall COVID-19 numbers are in a much better place than they were just a few weeks ago.
Ontario reported 904 new cases Tuesday, the lowest daily total it’s seen since November. At this time, there’s no data reporting error driving the number down, as has been the case after a weekend in weeks past.
Twenty-six deaths from the virus were reported over the last two days.
These figures follow the 964 cases reported on Family Day.
#BREAKING: Ontario is reporting 904 cases of COVID-19 today and 964 cases yesterday.
Today, there are 320 new cases in Toronto, 154 in Peel and 118 in York Region.
Over 27,000 tests were completed on Feb. 15th and nearly 30,400 tests on Feb. 14th.
— 680 NEWS Toronto (@680NEWS) February 16, 2021
Tuesday also marks the resumption of in-person learning at schools in Toronto and the surrounding areas. However, many students were kept at home due to rough winter weather.
Quebec also reported fewer cases, with 669 new infections. Health officials said hospitalizations dropped by 33 to 771, and 134 people were in intensive care — a decline of two.
The province has reported a total of 278,187 COVID-19 infections and 10,246 deaths linked to the pandemic. Quebec has 9,399 active reported infections.
#New Quebec adding 669 #COVID19 cases & 20 more deaths. Hospitalizations & ICU numbers continue to decrease.#Montreal with 328 new cases, 101,721 infected – 4,456 fatalities. pic.twitter.com/wOsp0VQQaK
— CityNews Montreal (@CityNewsMTL) February 16, 2021
The situation also looks to be improving in Newfoundland and Labrador, where a provincial election has been thrown into disarray because of an outbreak in the St. John’s area.
Just seven new cases were reported Tuesday after a record 100 on Thursday.
Newfoundland and Labrador now has 297 active cases of COVID-19.