Ontario Opening Two New COVID-19 Isolation Centres in Brampton and Oshawa This Week

Ontario is opening a pair of new COVID-19 isolation centres this week to help people recover from the virus.

The centres will open in Brampton and Oshawa, while two similar facilities that opened in Toronto in the fall will receive additional beds.

The province says similar centres are also operating in Ottawa and Peel and Waterloo regions.

The centres are intended to help people who have contracted the novel coronavirus self-isolate and keep their families safe.

People staying in those centres are provided meals, security, transportation, and have access to health and social services.

The province says it will create up to 1,525 additional beds for safe isolation in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 2,632 new cases of COVID-19 today and 46 more deaths linked to the virus.

The total number includes 102 cases from Toronto that were not reported earlier this week due to a technical issue that has now been resolved.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said there are 897 new cases in Toronto, 412 in Peel Region, 245 in York Region, 162 in Ottawa and 118 in Waterloo Region.

The province said nearly 70,300 tests were completed since the last daily update and 15,899 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered.

A total of 253,817 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province so far.

Ontario said 2,990 more novel coronavirus cases were resolved since the last daily update.

A total of 247,564 Ontarians have had COVID-19 since the pandemic began, 215,887 cases have been resolved, and 5,614 people have died.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 21, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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