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Toronto officials provide update as COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands | FULL

CA, 04 May 2021
Mayor John Tory was joined by Toronto’s medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa and Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg to provide an update Monday on the city’s COVID-19 cases and the ongoing response to the pandemic.

Ontario is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, opening its provincial booking portal -today to hot-spot residents aged 18 and older.

This week and next, the province will send half of its vaccine supply to the hot spots, based on recommendations from the government’s scientific advisers.

Ontario reported 3,723 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 470,465. Health Minister Christine Elliott said there were "1,198 new cases in Toronto, 797 in Peel, 306 in York Region, 237 in Hamilton and 232 in Durham."

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