Ontario reports just under 950 new coronavirus cases as testing numbers drop

Nov 2 2020, 3:26 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 948 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, a slight decrease from Sunday’s report.

The province is also reporting seven more deaths, and 826 resolved cases.

This is a decrease from Sunday’s 977 and Saturday’s 1,015 — last Sunday saw a record-high of 1,042 cases.

Of the newly announced cases, 315 are in Toronto, 269 are in Peel, 81 are in York Region and 64 are in Ottawa.

All four regions have been declared hotspots and are in a modified Stage 2, which means all indoor dining, gyms, and cinemas are closed for at least 28 days – expiring on November 6.

Health Minister Christine Elliott, confirmed 27,900 tests were completed from the previous day, a significant drop from the 50,000 the province wanted to complete daily at this point.

There are a total of 77,655 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to date in Ontario with 66,407 recovered and 3,152 deaths.

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