The Government of Ontario continues to report over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, a trend that has continued for over a week.
On Wednesday, the province reported 2,408 cases, and 41 deaths.
This is the highest reported cases this week, on Monday, Ontario reported 2,123 and Tuesday’s new cases were at 2,202.
Of the newly announced cases, there are 629 in Toronto, 448 in Peel, 234 in Windsor-Essex County, 190 in York Region and 150 in Hamilton.
According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, nearly 56,700 tests were completed.
Ontario is reporting 2,408 cases of #COVID19 and nearly 56,700 tests completed. Locally, there are 629 new cases in Toronto, 448 in Peel, 234 in Windsor-Essex County, 190 in York Region and 150 in Hamilton.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) December 23, 2020
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 162,663 COVID-19 cases and 4,229 deaths.