The federal government announced 16 recipients of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund in Ontario to support women entrepreneurs navigating the COVID-19 crisis.


Premier Ford and fellow Premiers renewed calls for the federal government to increase its share of funding for provincial and territorial health care to 35%.

The Ontario government is providing an additional $500 million to help the province’s 444 municipalities address ongoing COVID-19 operating costs.

The Ontario government will introduce the Supporting Broadband and Infrastructure Expansion Act, 2021; the legislation proposes to reduce costs to broadband providers associated with attaching broadband wirelines to hydro utility poles. The province is investing over $12.8 million to expand and enhance culturally appropriate mental health and addictions services for Indigenous peoples, families and communities across the province


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of March 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:

29,186 total confirmed cases 121 new cases* since yesterday72.6 average daily cases over past 7 days 42.3 total cases per 100K population716 total variant cases identified, of which 163 are active 6 new hospitalizations131 confirmed cases in hospital, 23 of which are in Intensive Care393 cases among health care workers, of which 391 cases have resolved3 new fatalities 529 total confirmed fatalities 27,895 resolved cases 3.51% positivity rate43 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 21 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)1 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing5 Schools; 40 Schools under surveillance 16 Workplaces 731 closed outbreaks.


1 new case reported today.