Ontario reports over 1,000 new coronavirus cases for third time in one week

Nov 6 2020, 7:23 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,003 new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning, which is the third time the province is reporting over 1,000 cases in a week.

The province is also reporting 14 more deaths, and 949 resolved cases.

This is an increase from Monday’s 948, Wednesday’s 987, Thursday’s 998.

But a decrease from Tuesday’s 1,050 which is the record single-day count and Saturday’s 1,015.

Of the newly announced cases, 300 are in Toronto, 280 are in Peel, and 125 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 41,300 tests were completed from the previous day — which is still less than the 50,000 tests the province can currently do, but more than previous days.

There are a total of 81,693 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported to date in Ontario with 70,086 recovered and 3,209 deaths.

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