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Ontario records 3,469 new COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths

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By Canadian Press	
	 		The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday

An average of nearly 1,200 people are now in intensive care daily with COVID-19, about half of them on ventilators.

GTA hospitals now overflowing with COVID patients have transferred over 550 patients to other areas of the province.

The weekly incidence rate in Ontario is 206.5 cases per 100,000 people, which is an increase of 27.8 per cent from last week (April 3 to April 9).

Trudeau participated in the 2020 G7 leaders' meeting virtually, but with global vaccination rates growing, including in the United Kingdom, the nation is looking to host other world leaders to discuss how to "help the world build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic and create a greener, more prosperous future", between June 11 and 13.

Going forward, travellers from Manitoba and Quebec can not enter Ontario unless they live or work in the province, are transporting goods, or are travelling for health or compassionate reasons or to exercise an Aboriginal treaty right.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joining the crowds of people trying to get an AstraZeneca dose at a pharmacy.

Since the pandemic began, the province has logged 424,911 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 374,213 recoveries and 7,757 deaths - 22 of which were reported in the previous day.

"We don't have an unlimited supply right now", Elliott said.

Manitoba, B.C., Ontario, and Alberta have set the minimum age at 40, down from 55, while Quebec's public health director said the province would make an announcement soon on new eligible groups.

Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin said Tuesday he wants everybody to stay out of his province unless they live there, invoking a ban on incoming travellers who aren't Nova Scotia residents or essential workers. But hospitalizations, critical care admissions and patients on a ventilator all rose overnight, prompting new warnings from the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table that hospitals are on the brink.

India has reported more than 250,000 new cases of COVID-19 daily this week.

O'Toole said he was booked for Saturday, while Singh is being vaccinated Wednesday.

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