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Office of the Mayor and Council Holiday update
December 28, 2021

Province struggling to keep up with case counts, new numbers are an undercount
Oakville hospitalizations remain unchanged despite new outbreaks
There are 8,825 new provincial COVID-19 cases Tuesday, according to Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliot. 

Over the last three days, there were 9,418 new infections on Monday, 9,826 reported on Sunday and a record-breaking 10,412 new cases on Saturday.

The seven-day average has now reached 8,318.

Public health officials are warning that today’s case numbers are an underestimate due to a backlog of tests waiting to be processed, as demand for tests outweighs available supply across the province.

The Halton Region is also reporting new outbreaks in Oakville and Halton Hills. 

An outbreak at Post Inn Village Long Term Care Home in Oakville was declared Dec. 26 and is impacting the "North Oak Home" of the facility.

Meanwhile, two new outbreaks at congregate living areas in Oakville are also under investigation by Halton Region Public Health.

COVID-related hospitalizations at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital remain at six. 

Ontario is advising that there is limited access to COVID-19 vaccination appointments in our region at this time.

Please try to imagine what it must be like to work in public health information and at 311.

Please be patient and kind to staff.

They are there to help.

You may need to check for availability through other channels such as pharmacy, primary care settings, and walk-in clinics.

You can click here for Ontario's system to find your closest pharmacy to get a COVID-19 vaccine

You can book a first, second or third/booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine through Halton’s online booking portal as appointments become available. Help protect yourself and boost our community immunity, even if it takes time.
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For assistance over the holidays you can email me at, contact ServiceOakville by emailing, or use the Town's Report a Problem tool

To see today’s updated COVID-19 statistics for Oakville from Halton’s Public Health Unit CLICK HERE

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Halton COVID case counts

Oakville vaccine coverage
Ontario COVID-19 case counts

As of Monday, Ontario reported 9,418 new COVID-19 cases. As case counts continue to hit levels not seen since the pandemic began.

Since last Friday the numbers of new infections are;

  • Friday (9,571)
  • Saturday (10,412)
  • Sunday (9,826)

The seven-day average has now reached 7,550. For comparison, last Monday saw 3,784 new cases and the previous Monday saw 1,536 new cases.

Today, Ontario reports 480 people that care hospitalized with COVID-19. An increase of 107 from yesterday’s report of 373.

Today, Ontario reports 176 in ICUs, which is up from a week ago when there were 164 people.

There were more than 45,000 vaccine doses administered on Boxing Day.  

Despite the recent rise in cases, the number of people in ICUs due to COVID-19 has remained relatively stable, but has overall been on a slow rise. Please note that not all hospitals report stats on weekends or holidays.

A full update for numbers regarding the COVID-19 situation in Ontario was not released due to the holidays — Monday and Tuesday are observed as statutory holidays as Christmas Day and Boxing Day fell on the weekend this year. All data is expected to be updated Wednesday, and will cover Dec. 25 to Dec. 29.

Canada COVID case counts

As of December 23, Canada has reported 1,945,754 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 101,197 considered active. The death toll stood at 30,131.

As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 281 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. The reported global death toll stood at more than 5.4 million.

COVID-19 vaccines for Ontario


As of Tuesday, 26,343,050 doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Ontario. 11,383,811 people from Ontario are fully vaccinated

As of Tuesday, more than 67,004,350 doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across Canada.

Local Resources

Food Banks experiencing record demand

Oakville's food banks are in record-breaking demand. If you can donate anything, please do. Your help is needed.

Fareshare Food Bank Oakville:

Kerr Street Mission

The Salvation Army Oakville


Oakville Meals on Wheels continues to operate 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Oakville Meals on Wheels continues to operate under increased safety measures.
Learn more 

Oakville Fare Share Food Bank hours

The demand for service at the Oakville Fare Share Food Bank have almost doubled over the last nine months and as a result, hours will increase to serve everyone.

The new hours are:
Monday 9.30 am to 2 p.m.
Thursday 2 to 7 p.m.

Upcoming events

Free Reading Program

The Optimist Club of Oakville is sponsoring The Free Reading Program - which is a professionally designed, comprehensive, FREE TO USE, Kindergarten to Grade 6 online English Literacy Program. It includes over 260 Learning Units which encompasses 3600 interactive learning activities. It is designed to instill confidence, it includes audio, visual and tactile elements based on leading educational research and proven teaching techniques.
Learn more

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