Ontario reports eighth straight day of over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases

Dec 22 2020, 3:24 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 2,202 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning, an increase from the 2,123 reported on Monday.

Cases have been above 2,000 for over a week, with Sunday’s 2,316Saturday’s 2,357Friday’s 2,290Thursday’s record-breaking 2,432, Wednesday’s 2,139, and Tuesday’s 2,275.

The province is also reporting 1,900 more resolved cases and 21 new deaths.

Of the newly announced cases636 are in Toronto, 504 are in Peel, 218 are in York Region, and 172 are in Windsor-Essex County.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, nearly 45,300 tests were completed.

On Monday, Premier Doug Ford announced that all of Ontario would be placed into a lockdown as of 12:01 am on December 26.

The measures will be in effect in northern Ontario for 14 days and in the southern part of the province for 28 days. The time-limited restrictions will be evaluated throughout their implementation, rather than when they are set to expire.

Five health regions across the province are already under lockdown.

Toronto and Peel Region have both been in the grey zone of Ontario’s COVID-19 framework since November 23. York Region and Windsor-Essex County entered a lockdown on December 14, and Hamilton on December 21.

To date, Ontario has seen 160,255 coronavirus cases and 4,188 deaths.

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