Ontario reports new record COVID-19 number with almost 2,000 cases

Dec 10 2020, 3:24 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,983 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, the highest case count since the pandemic began.

Today’s numbers are an increase from Wednesday’s 1,890, Tuesday’s 1,676, Monday’s 1,925 (the previous record-high), and Sunday’s 1,924.

Numbers have been over 1,000 for a few weeks, with Friday’s 1,780Thursday’s 1,824Wednesday’s 1,723Tuesday’s 1,707, Monday’s 1,746, and Sunday’s 1,708.

The province is also reporting 1,804 more resolved cases and 35 more deaths.

Of the newly announced cases, 515 are in Peel, 496 are in Toronto, and 208 are in York Region.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 61,800 tests were completed, the highest number to date.

Toronto and Peel Region have been in lockdown since November 23. Some of the new restrictions include only allowing retail stores to offer curbside pick-up or delivery; restaurants can only be open for pick-up, drive-through, and delivery.

Indoor gatherings are not allowed except with members of the same household, and outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people.

To date, Ontario has seen 134,783 coronavirus cases and 3,871 deaths.

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