The federal government announced $14.3 million will be invested to support new research on the COVID-19 virus variants.


The Ontario government is expanding appointments through its online booking system to those 70 and over, starting with Toronto on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Outdoor dining, outdoor fitness, personal care services and body art establishments are among those permitted under the amended Grey-Lockdown zone regulations within the provincial.

Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework effective Monday, March 29, 2021, capacity limits for weddings, funerals, religious services, rites or ceremonies held in all levels of the framework will be adjusted to allow for the number of individuals that can maintain two metres of physical distance. The Ontario government modified the activation of an “emergency brake” to allow the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local medical officer of health, to implement provincewide shutdown measures if a region experiences rapid acceleration in COVID-19 transmission or its health system is at risk of being overwhelmed. Hamilton will move to Grey-Lockdown and Eastern Ontario will be move to the Red-Control zone of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 29


128,573 total number of vaccines administered109,965 total number of York Region residents who have received at least one dose 37,015 total number of residents aged 80+ who have received at least one dose (75.5%) 14,861 total number of residents aged 75-79 who have received at least one dose (43.7%) 4,955 total number of residents aged 70-74 who have received at least one dose


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of March 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:

32,573 total confirmed cases 294 new cases since yesterday 202.4 average daily cases over past 7 days 118.0 total cases per 100K population 2,477 total variant cases identified, of which 730 are active 6 new hospitalizations 26 confirmed cases in hospital, 5 of which are in Intensive Care1,007 cases among health care workers, of which 992 cases have resolved3 new fatalities 554 total confirmed fatalities 30,573 resolved cases 5.67% positivity rate50 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 14 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 4 Child Care Centre 0 Emergency Housing11 Schools; 72 Schools under surveillance 21 Workplaces 800 closed outbreaks


6 new cases reported today.