The new report brings the county's total cases to 24,666 since the pandemic began previous year. State officials said it's the result of a successful plan devised in conjunction with a new state legislative task and an outside consultant the state recently hired to help with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
The province vaccinated 8,300 on Wednesday, bringing its total to 387,076. Hillier says the task force aims to then vaccinate adults aged 75 and older starting April 15, and shots will go to those 70 and older beginning May 1. Dr. Brown says variant cases, hospitalizations, and ICU admissions are likely to increase soon, warning that VOCs will likely make up 40 percent of all Ontario cases by the 2nd week of March.
McCarthy could not escape quickly enough: "On that high note, thank you very much!" he said, ending the conference. Even Mitt Romney admitted this week that the former president would win easily if he decides to run. It also is a sign that Trump plans to continue taking a hands-on role with the Republican Party during his post-White House life. "This is Trump's Republican party".
Toronto and Peel top doctors are both calling on the province to keep them in lockdown until at least March 9. There are now confirmed cases of the UK, South African, and Brazilian COVID-19 variants in the province. York Region's medical officer of health, however, has said his community is ready to see an easing of the strictest measures. York Region has asked to be moved to the red-control zone.
President Donald Trump had turned his back on European allies. "I am a defender of European sovereignty, of strategic autonomy, not because I'm against North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or because I doubt our American friends, but because I am lucid on the state of the world", Macron said in an interview with the Financial Times.
Allowing high numbers of infections to continue across the world is also likely to lead to new virus variants that can threaten to prolong the pandemic for rich and poor countries alike, experts argue. "The United States is really excited to be making our first contribution to COVAX", said the official. Britain holds the presidency for the Group of Seven leading economies this year.