There are also growing concerns regarding the United Kingdom variant of COVID-19, which has been detected parts of Canada, including Ontario, which deteced eight new cases on Tuesday.
There are 205 people in hospital, with 36 of them receiving intensive care.
Brown said that at five per cent growth, Ontario will see over 20,000 cases a day by mid-February and seven per cent daily growth could lead to over 40,000 cases per day.
Six cases of the variant had previously been reported in Ontario.
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The seven-day average for new cases is now 3,523, which is up from 2,646 at the same time last week.
"In some cases some who were probably further down the queue - as you articulated, got vaccinated before others", Hillier told a CTV News reporter.
As well, an additional 20,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered in 158 long-term care homes since December 31, 2020.
The current number of active cases at Tucker Hall is 14 residents and 11 employees.
The legislative interpretation excitement and confusion for Ontario's municipal leaders today will also include how to interpret the new five-person limit on outdoor gatherings.
That includes 17,233 from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
There are 80,793 active COVID-19 cases in Canada and the latest national data says there was a daily average of 7,943 new cases reported between January 6 and 12.
Over that same time period, there was a daily average of 4,500 people being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals, including an average of 839 people in intensive care units every day.
The Ontario government is expected to announce new COVID-19 measures today as well as updated projections for the pandemic's progression over the next several weeks.
-Front-line essential workers such as police officers, firefighters, paramedics, teachers, and those working in food processing.
Eight new cases of the more contagious COVID-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom were among the 2,903 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario Tuesday.
The Ontario government now hopes to begin the second phase of its vaccination plan - which will involve seniors outside of long-term care and in other forms of congregate care - as early as April, as larger numbers of federally approved vaccines become more available. Of those, 36 were residents of long-term care homes and one was a health-care worker employed at a long-term care home.
Groups that will be included in phase-two of the vaccine rollout include the following.
Another 41 deaths were recorded for a total of 5,053.
And while the COVID-19 vaccine has started to be administered across the province, Ford said the province is still months away from mass immunizations.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 738 new cases in Toronto, 536 in Peel Region, and 245 in Windsor-Essex County.
The number of recovered Ontario COVID-19 cases Tuesday was 3,353, higher than the tally of new cases.
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Meanwhile, in the electricity sector, emissions plunged 10.3% past year thanks to a significant drop in coal burning. Last year's dramatic plunge means the U.S. has met a key emission-cutting target set by the Obama administration.
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