Ontario reports just under 1,000 new coronavirus cases, 350 from Toronto

Nov 5 2020, 3:26 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 998 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, which is slightly more than the previous day.

The province is also reporting 13 more deaths, and 948 resolved cases.

This is an increase from Monday’s 948, Wednesday’s 987, Sunday’s 977, but a decrease from Tuesday’s 1,050, and Saturday’s 1,015.

Of the newly announced cases, 350 are in Toronto, 269 are in Peel, and 71 are in York Region.

All three regions (and Ottawa) 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 35,800 tests were completed from the previous day — which is still significantly less than the 50,000 tests the province can currently do, but more than previous days.

There are a total of 80,690 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported to date in Ontario with 69,137 recovered and 3,195 deaths.

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