Ontario's new coronavirus cases drop after record-breaking high on Tuesday

Nov 4 2020, 3:29 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 987 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning, which is less than the record-breaking high from the previous day.

The province is also reporting 16 more deaths, and 945 resolved cases.

This is a decrease from Tuesday’s 1,050Sunday’s 977, and Saturday’s 1,015, but a slight increase from Monday’s 948.

Of the newly announced cases, 319 are in Toronto, 299 are in Peel, 85 are in York Region,  and 62 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.

On Tuesday, Premier Doug Ford announced that Peel, York Region, and Ottawa will reopen on Saturday with tighter restriction, but Toronto will remain in modified Stage 2 until November 14, tentatively.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 28,600 tests were completed from the previous day — significantly less than the 50,000 tests the province can currently do.

There are a total of 79,692 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported to date in Ontario with 68,189 recovered and 3,182 deaths.

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