Ontario reports record-breaking new COVID-19 cases with over 1,400

Nov 11 2020, 3:26 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,426 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning, breaking the record yet again this week.

The province previously broke its single-day record-high on Tuesday with 1,388 cases.

Newly reported cases have been consistently over 1,000 recently with Monday’s 1,242, Sunday’s 1,328 and Saturday’s 1,132.

The province is also reporting 15 new deaths and 886 newly resolved cases.

Of the newly announced cases, for the first time, Peel is reporting more cases than Toronto, with 468 and 384 respectively. York Region has 180, Durham has 63, and Hamilton has 62.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 36,700 tests were completed, higher than Tuesday’s 29,100 and Monday’s 28,400 tests but below the 50,000 tests the province can currently do.

Peel Region moved into the Red-Control level on November 7, with the local medical officer of health implementing stricter regulations in the region on Monday.

The City of Toronto is also moving into the Red-Control level on November 14, but have added stricter restrictions that include closing indoor dining, fitness classes, cinemas, and reducing gatherings to just immediate households with one or two essential supports.

There are a total of 88,209 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ontario reported to date.

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