Ontario reports over 1,500 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since the pandemic began

Nov 12 2020, 3:21 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,575 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, yet again breaking a record high for the third day in a row.

The province previously broke its single-day record high on Wednesday with 1,426.

Newly reported cases have been consistently over 1,000 for seven days with Tuesday’s 1,388 cases, Monday’s 1,242, Sunday’s 1,328, and Saturday’s 1,132.

The province is also reporting 18 new deaths and 917 newly resolved cases.

Of the newly announced cases, 427 are in Toronto, 448 are in Peel Region, 155 are in York Region, and 91 are in Ottawa.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 39,600 tests were completed from the previous day, which is higher than Wednesday’s 36,700, Tuesday’s 29,100 and Monday’s 28,400 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 has 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 89,784 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ontario reported to date.

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