Ontario reports new single-day record high of COVID-19 cases

Nov 3 2020, 3:24 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,050 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning, breaking the record for most single-day cases.

The province is also reporting 14 more deaths, and 837 resolved cases.

This is an increase from Monday’s 948Sunday’s 977 and Saturday’s 1,015 — last Sunday saw the previous record-high of 1,042 cases.

Of the newly announced cases, 408 are in Toronto, 212 are in Peel, 76 are in York Region, 86 are in Halton and 57 are in Durham.

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.

Premier Doug Ford is set to give his reopening plan for the hotspots later this afternoon.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 25,300 tests were completed, which is a drop from the 50,000 the province can reportedly be doing.

There are a total of 77,705 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported to date in Ontario with 67,244 recovered and 3,166 deaths.

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