The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,581 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning, the highest single-day count since the pandemic began.
This is the second time in less than a week that the province has seen over 1,500 cases in a day, after 1,575 were reported on Thursday.
The province is also confirming 1,003 newly resolved cases and 20 new deaths.
Of the newly announced cases, 497 are in Peel, 456 are in Toronto, 130 are in York Region and are 77 in Ottawa.
According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 44,800 tests were completed from the previous day, higher than Friday’s 40,500 but still below the 50,000 tests the province can currently accommodate.
Ontario is reporting 1,581 cases of #COVID19. Locally, there are 497 new cases in Peel, 456 in Toronto, 130 in York Region and 77 in Ottawa. There are 1,003 more resolved cases and over 44,800 tests completed.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) November 14, 2020
On Friday, Premier Doug Ford announced that several health regions across the province would be moving into the Red-Control and Orange-Restrict levels of his government’s COVID-19 framework on November 16.
Toronto moves into the Red level today, 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 92,761 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ontario reported to date.