Ontario reports 1,242 new coronavirus cases, 483 in Toronto

Nov 9 2020, 3:22 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 1,242 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, which is lower than the record high on Sunday.

The province reported 1,132 cases on Saturday, and 1,328 on Sunday — breaking single-day records in a row.

This is the sixth time the province has reported more than 1,000 cases in a single day over the course of a week.

The province is also reporting 12 new deaths and 821 newly resolved cases.

Cases have been high recently, with Friday’s 1,003Thursday’s 998Wednesday’s 987Tuesday’s 1,050Monday’s 948, and Saturday’s 1,015.

Of the newly announced cases, 483 are in Toronto, 279 are in Peel, 107 in are York Region, 71 are in Ottawa, and 57 are in Hamilton.

Toronto, York, Peel, and Ottawa were declared hotspots and placed in modified Stage 2, which means all indoor dining, gyms, and cinemas are closed for at least 28 days. That expired in York and Ottawa on November 7 and is set to expire in Toronto on November 14.

On Friday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford moved Peel Region into a red level under the province’s new coronavirus guidelines.

Earlier today, Health Minister Christine Elliot announced further supports for Peel by reintroducing temporary testing walk-ins and three more assessment centres, as well as more contact tracers.

According to Elliott 28,400 tests were completed, below the 50,000 tests the province can currently do and a drop from yesterday’s 39,200.

There are a total of 85,395 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ontario reported to date.

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