Ontario reports just over 800 new coronavirus cases as new measures begin in Toronto

Oct 10 2020, 8:02 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 809 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning, a decrease from the record high 939 reported on Friday.

Cases have been high recently with Thursday’s 797, Wednesday’s 583, Tuesday’s 548, Monday’s 615, Sunday’s 556, Saturday’s 653, and Friday’s 732.

Ontario health officials projected that the province could see 1,000 daily cases by mid-October.

Of the newly announced cases, 358 were in Toronto, 123 were in Peel, and 94 were in Ottawa.

There are 700 more resolved cases, and nearly 44,300 tests were completed, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.

On Friday, Ontario announced that indoor dining, cinemas, and gyms are among some of the places closing for 28 days in Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa.

The measures took place on Saturday, October 10, at 12:01 am.

The provincial government said that indoor food and drink service in restaurants, bars, and other food establishments will be closed for almost a month to stop the spread of the virus.

Indoor gyms and fitness centres, casinos, performing arts centres and venues, and interactive exhibits have all been asked to shut down as well.