Health Canada officials provided details on the authorization of Canada’s first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by Janssen Inc.

The Government of Canada announced an additional FedDev Ontario investment of $4.7 million for Markham’s ventureLAB to enhance its Hardware Catalyst Initiative Lab with virtual access and greater testing capabilities.

The federal government announced wage support will be provided for up to 32,000 research staff whose salaries were adversely affected by COVID-19 and who were not eligible for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.


Premier Ford and provincial officials provided details on Ontario’s preparations to move into Phase Two of the vaccine distribution plan next month.

The Ontario Government is transitioning Toronto and Peel into the Grey-Lockdown Zone and North Bay Parry Sound District into the Red-Control Zone of the COVID-19 Response Framework effective Monday, March 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.; seven other public health regions will move to new levels in the framework.


66,420 total number of vaccines administered and 18,134 total number of vaccines administered to people 80 years of age and older


Symptomatic and asymptomatic voluntary screening in York Region schools is taking place in Vaughan today: George Bailey Public School,9600 Keele Street, Maple, ONEvery Friday, until Friday, March 192 to 4 p.m.: Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 or close contacts of a confirmed case4:30 to 8 p.m.: Individuals with no known exposure or COVID-19 symptoms.


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

29,280 total confirmed cases 97 new cases* since yesterday 87.4 average daily cases over past 7 days 51.0 total cases per 100K population745 total variant cases identified, of which 173 are active 4 new hospitalizations 133 confirmed cases in hospital, 22 of which are in Intensive Care 394 cases among health care workers, of which 391 cases have resolved1 new fatality 530 total confirmed fatalities 27,998 resolved cases 3.32% positivity rate46 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 20 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)1 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 5 Schools; 40 Schools under surveillance 20 Workplaces 735 closed outbreaks


5 new cases reported today.