COVID-19: What you need to know for July 6

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province
By staff - Published on Jul 06, 2021




  • Per today's government report, there are 244 new cases in Ontario, for a total of 546,217 since the pandemic began; the Minister of Health's office said this morning that 80 of those new cases are actually from 2020 and being reported today as part of regular data-cleaning, meaning today's true number of new cases in 164. 202 people are in hospital testing positive for COVID-19, while 226 are in intensive care who either previously tested positive or have currently tested positive, and 161 patients are on ventilators. To date, 9,224 people have died.
  • According to data from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, there are 3 outbreaks in long-term-care facilities, 26 confirmed active cases of positive residents, and 6 confirmed active cases of positive staff. To date, there have been 3,783 confirmed resident deaths and 13 confirmed staff deaths.
  • Per the government's report on Ontario’s vaccination program, as of 8 p.m. yesterday, Ontario has administered 215,719 new doses of COVID-19 vaccines, for a total of 15,921,585 since December 2050. 4,154,303 people have received only one dose, and 5,883,641 people have received both doses. 76.98 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 12 have received their first dose of vaccine and 45.12 per cent have received their second.
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Data from the Province of Ontario; visualizations by John Michael McGrath.
Data from the Province of Ontario; visualizations by John Michael McGrath.
Data from the Province of Ontario; visualizations by John Michael McGrath.
Data from the Province of Ontario; visualizations by John Michael McGrath.
  • Starting today, Canadians and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated can enter the country without observing a 14-day quarantine or staying in a COVID-19 hotel, reports CTV News Toronto

Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area 

    • According to July 5 data, there are 181 new cases in Toronto, for a total of 170,023 since the pandemic began; 78 of them are in hospital (eight). In total, 3,570 people have died (nine new). Data from July 5 includes case counts and outcomes since July 2. 
    • The City of Toronto announced that as of yesterday, 77.5 per cent of adults have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and more than 50 per cent are fully vaccinated. According to a news release, a total of 1,404,614 Toronto residents are now fully vaccinated.
    • The Brampton Guardian reports that roughly 30 per cent of vaccine appointments booked in Peel Region for the month of June were by residents who don't live in Mississauga, Brampton or Caledon, according to Peel Public Health.
    •  One person has now died as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak involving the Delta variant at a Burlington long-term care home, reports CTV News Toronto. 
    • CBC Hamilton reports that the city is shutting down two COVID-19 testing centres as the number of cases and outbreaks in the city continue to drop. The East End Assessment Centre at 2757 King St. East will be shuttered permanently on July 10, the city says, with the West End Assessment Centre at 690 Main St. West set to close for good five days later. CBC also reports that Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is also taking down its field hospital after never getting a chance to use it.
    • The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit reported just six new cases of COVID-19 last week, with five of seven days seeing no new infections. Where Haldimand-Norfolk is facing some challenges is in vaccine uptake, reports the Hamilton Spectator. According to the Spec, the region continues to lag behind the provincial average in the percentage of adults who have received at least one shot of vaccine. That figure sat at 73 per cent on Monday, compared to 78 per cent across Ontario.

    • Niagara Falls tourism leaders have said the lack of a comprehensive plan for the whole country — especially in regards to international and domestic travel — could do irreparable harm to the city’s tourism industry, reports the St. Catherine's Standard. 


    • As of July 2, Indigenous Services Canada is aware of 687 communities across Canada with vaccinations underway. 635,242  doses have been administered, of that 254,240 were second doses in individuals 12 and older.
    • As of July 5, Indigenous Services Canada is aware of 455 active cases of COVID-19 in First Nation communities across Canada. It is also reporting 362 COVID-19 related deaths in total, across all First Nation reserves in Canada. To date, Ontario First Nation communities have had a total of 2,833 COVID-19 cases.


    • Due to a drop in COVID-19 cases and increased vaccinations, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has relaxed its pandemic restrictions, moving from orange to yellow, TBNewswatch reports.
    • The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is reporting two COVID-19 cases, for a total of three active cases in the region.
    • Public Health Sudbury and Districts has reported no new cases of COVID-19 cases in the region. The number of active cases in the Sudbury area also dropped to just nine on Sunday, compared to 15 on Saturday, reports the Sudbury Star


    • Peterborough Public Health reported two new cases of COVID-19 and a new outbreak following the Canada Day long weekend, reports Global News
    • Residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County, and Haliburton County who have not yet received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine can get one at walk-in immunization clinics in Cobourg or Fenelon Falls during July, reports Kawartha Now. The Cobourg walk-in clinic is available from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays — July 8 and 9, 15 and 16, and 22 and 23 — and the Fenelon walk-in clinic is available on Saturdays and Sundays — July 10 and 11, July 17 and 18, and July 25 (but not July 24)


    • As of Monday morning, 103,404 doses have been given in Chatham-Kent. There are 67,184 residents 12 and older with at least one dose and 38,410 with two doses, reports Chatham Daily News
    • The Windsor Star reports that more than 50 per cent of adults in Windsor and Essex County have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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