Ontario reporting 649 new coronavirus cases, 140 in Toronto

Oct 11 2020, 7:54 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 649 new coronavirus cases on Sunday morning, with one new death reported.

Sunday’s numbers are down from Saturday’s 809, as well as Friday’s record high COVID-19 cases at 939.

Cases have been high recently with Thursday’s 797, Wednesday’s 583, Tuesday’s 548, Monday’s 615. Last Sunday’s report included 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, 140 were in Toronto, a huge drop from 358 reported on Saturday,

There were more cases reported in Peel at 157.

There are 705 more resolved cases, and nearly 44,100 tests were completed, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.

This Thanksgiving, only celebrate with those in your household and gather with friends and family virtually. Please follow public health measures to help stop the spread of COVID19,” Elliott said on Sunday.

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 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.